Why Dial 911 When You Can Ring Your Local Constable?

wales.jpgIn America there is a joke that if you want to reach the police call the local donut shop. But in Wales, you don’t need to call the station house. You can now call officers directly on their mobile handsets.

The phone numbers of more than 100 police officers in Swansea have been published in the Welsh city’s Evening Post newspaper. The South Wales Police provided the names and work mobile phone umbers of more than 50 community based constables and 60 police community support officers to allow the public to more easily contact the police in times of emergency.

This comes after a man was beaten and left bleeding on the street following an incident with a loud mob outside his home. Now in situations where it is absolutely necessary to reach the police residents can try calling to their mobile phones.

[Via the BBC]