Responsive round the clock, the Force Communications Room (FCR) sits at the very heart of our operations. It’s the part of Hertfordshire Constabulary that handles all incoming emergency and non-emergency telephone calls from the public – so the work is both rewarding and absolutely essential to the community.
The Force Communications Room take an average of 3000 calls a day. Despite that, no two calls are ever quite the same. One minute you could be noting down the details of a stolen vehicle. The next, you might be logging a report of a missing person, or transferring an incident to Dispatch and Control.
Working towards specific targets set by the Police and Crime Commissioner, you’ll be one of the people aiming to answer at least 90 per cent of emergency calls within ten seconds, and 80 per cent of non-emergency calls within thirty seconds. You’ll also record all reports of crime, within 24 hours of being notified of the offence. To help achieve this, we monitor team performance to ensure that the right level of support and coaching is in place for you and your colleagues.