Hertfordshire Constabulary looking to recruit more staff to answer 999 calls

PUBLISHED: 09:54 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 05 July 2017

Police have arrested a man in connection with the M11 crash yesterday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Police have arrested a man in connection with the M11 crash yesterday. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


If you have ever wanted to work at the heart of Hertfordshire Constabulary answering 999 calls now is your chance as the force is recruiting and hosting an open evening to learn more about the crucial role.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is recruiting communications operators for its Force Communications Room (FCR) where dedicated staff answer emergency 999 calls and non-emergency 101 calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Those interested in working at the heart of the constabulary are being invited to an open evening at Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Thursday, July 13, where more information will be available about this crucial role and what the job involves.

This is an informal event where guests can find out more about the role, take a tour of the FCR and speak to those who are already working as communications operators.

Chief superintendent Richard Liversidge, who oversees the FCR, said: “The FCR is an interesting and busy environment where team members often provide assistance to those who require the help of police in their moment of most need.

“Calls can often be challenging but the role of a communications operator is hugely rewarding so, if you thrive when under pressure and would like to take on a new challenge, please come along to the open evening to find out more about working with us.”

The open evening is being held at Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Headquarters in Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, from 7pm to 9pm.

Tea and coffee will be provided on the evening.

If you would like to attend ensure that you register your interest by visiting https://tri-force.tal.net/vx/mobile-0/appcentre-herts_ext/brand-5/candidate/so/pm/7/pl/22/opp/5494-Force-Control-Room-Open-Evening/en-GB.

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