Police force first to make staff work from home as scores self-isolating

ONE of England's biggest police forces is starting to take 101 calls from home as more staff are set to fall sick over the coming weeks. Greater Manchester Police said just over 20 call handlers can deal with the public over the phone or on their Live Chat service while self-isolating.

Another 10 will be given the specialist software on laptops by the end of this week. Chief Superintendent Paul Clements said: “I believe GMP could be the first force in England to take 101 calls from home and we are really pleased with how the process has gone. The callers won’t be able to detect any differences, they receive the same level of service and everything is logged on our systems in the same way.

“When 101 calls are received...
source: Express

2020-04-09 11:05
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