Northamptonshire Police reveal a live insight into the control room for one day only

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Twitter users in Northamptonshire will have the chance to get an insight into life on the police force, live from the control room, for one day only this week.

From 7am on September 1 (Monday) until 7am on September 2, Northamptonshire Police’s control room team will be posting tweets, using the hashtag #FCR24, to relay the wide spectrum of incidents that come through from members of the public.

During the 24-hour campaign, police tweeters will also post live photos and interviews with staff members on duty.

The control room staff are very often the first point of contact victims, witnesses and residents have with the police and they are a crucial frontline with the force.

This is the first time that Northamptonshire Police have launched a 24-hour campaign of this kind to demonstrate the day-to-day work of the control room, though they have previously used Twitter to highlight work being done to tackle alcohol-related crime, including one project following Friday night life in Northampton.

Chief inspector, Fay Tennet, who manages the control room, said: “The aim is to have tweets being posted throughout a 24-hour period relating to incidents and public contact received by the force.

“The objective is to educate the public about appropriate use of emergency and non-emergency calls as well as giving positive messages about the good work that is done by the team here.”

To get involved and interact, follow @northantspolice and use the hashtag #FCR24.