Mr Lansley was referring to previous complaints by the public, saying that emergency line along with the police response was not effective enough.
He said that having received the complaints; he then spent a day with the communications division who deal with the emergency trouble line, to monitor the system.
The commissioner said that out of the total 70 calls that came through the system, only one was in request for police assistance.
“Sixty nine calls made through the trouble emergency line were either prank calls, those who were just playing around with the emergency line-whilst others are wrong numbers trying to call other phones but mistakenly dialed the emergency line.
“Such can only be seen as abuse of the emergency trouble line system.
“I therefore call on the public to please refrain from such practices as it is not helpful for those who really need assistance, those that try to get through to our emergency line but somehow find it busy,” Mr Lansley said.
Mr Lansley meanwhile thanked the public for its assistance and cooperation with the police during its operations over the weekend.
“We have seen dramatic improvements in the number of incidents occurring over the weekends.
“The number of arrests have reduced from hundreds now to only fifty or sometimes sixty.
“This is truly a big improvement compared to previous months and years,” Mr Lansley said.
On the same note, the Police Commissioner added that Operation Zero Tolerance will again be conducted over the weekend with the aim of cutting down the number of illegal and unlawful incidents occurring over the weekend.
By Jeremy Inifiri
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