Joint Response Unit
The JRU is made up of Metropolitan Police officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics who work together in a collaborative way to respond to emergency incidents. This partnership allows for a much quicker response, with both the police and paramedics being able to attend an incident at the same time, rather than waiting for one to arrive before the other. This can be particularly useful in high-pressure situations where every second counts.
The JRU was created to improve the response times of emergency services to incidents, ensure effective and efficient use of resources and ultimately, to save lives.
The JRU is equipped with advanced technology, including a specially designed vehicle that contains the necessary equipment and supplies to provide a rapid response to emergencies. This vehicle is equipped with communication systems that allow the JRU to stay in contact with other emergency services, ensuring that they are able to respond quickly and effectively to any incident.
Types of calls JRU attend:
- Emergency and non-emergency calls in relation to medical, crime and disorder incidents.
- Assaults and Road Traffic Accidents.
- Generic callouts where you are the nearest unit.
- Possible Mental Health Calls
In conclusion, the Joint Response Unit between the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service is a crucial partnership that is helping to save lives and improve the response times of emergency services to incidents in London.