Lock it before you pocket warn Chatham-Kent police
File photo of a Chatham-Kent police cruiser in Chatham, Ont., Feb. 17, 2013. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is renewing its call for cell phone owners to lock their mobile phones before sliding them into their pockets.
The emergency call centre received 17 hang-up 911 calls recently within a 24-hour period.
Police ask citizens to remain on the line should a caller accidentally dial 911.
The dispatch operator must determine if police need to respond, and will assume there’s an emergency sending police if the caller hangs-up.
Authorities say 911 hang-up and pocket calls consume considerable resources.