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Proper use of 999 hotline urged
     Police today (February 2) appealed to members of the public to use the 999 hotline service only for emergencies.

     In 2016, the Police Regional Command and Control Centres received 2,149,997 calls, of which only about 65.2 per cent, or 1,401,223 calls, were genuine. The remaining 748,774 were nuisance calls or misdialled.

     A Police spokesman added that misuse of the emergency hotline would delay the handling of genuine emergencies. It could also endanger the lives of people at risk by postponing their access to the service.
     The spokesman said that police stations in various districts could also promptly handle most crime reports and requests of a non-emergency nature. Members of the public are advised to seek assistance from police stations.
     Police contact cards listing the telephone and fax numbers of all police stations as well as Police Hotlines are available for collection at police stations and Public Enquiry Service Centres of the Home Affairs Department. The list of contact numbers can also be found on the police website (www.police.gov.hk) and the Hong Kong Police Mobile Application.
Ends/Thursday, February 2, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:18
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