101 is police non-emergency only - kids in park etc. 999 initially goes through to a BT operator. Based upon what they are told they will then connect you to appropriate service. If they cannot assertain the situation-it comes to police for us to assess. Gave example on a thread last night..."distraight female, cannot make out what she is trying to say"...got up for baby's night feed and found it cold and blue... We then inform ambulance / or depending on whatever situation, whatever approriate authority/service.Seems a bit odd that there seems to be distinct initial call-handling for the different services. Are there any local authorities that have a combined ops cell for police/fire/ambulance? Seems to me like the fundamental need is to prioritise available resources against demand, whether it’s police, fire or ambulance, or AA patrols for that matter. Some incidents (kids in the park, for instance) will be police only, or a car fire will be fire only. But multiple-vehicle RTA is likely to be all three.