Busy start to 2013 for police
North Yorkshire Police officers had a hectic start to 2013 as alcohol-fuelled behaviour on New Year’s Eve led to the cells being full.
The force had prepared for the event, with extra resources in place across the county to provide a visible and reassuring presence for residents and visitors.
However, the team of officers, PCSOs and Special Constables had to deal with a “surprisingly high” number of individuals who stepped out of line and tried to spoil the celebrations for others.
In total 83 people were arrested during this period for a variety of public order, criminal damage and violent offences.
Meanwhile, the Force Control Room team responded quickly to the increased demand in calls. Despite 999 calls increasing from 165 on New Year’s Eve to 385 on January 1, staff still managed to answer in an average speed of four and five seconds respectively – the national standard is 10 seconds.
Calls to the non-emergency 101 number jumped from 572 to 661 between the two days, with the respective six and 18 second average speed of answering again beating the national standard of 30 seconds.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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