The Paso Robles Police Department is the latest Central Coast police department to update its procedures to limit potentials of officers being exposed to coronavirus.
In a press release Sunday, Commander Caleb Davis says effectively immediately the department will handle non-emergency calls for service by phone or community members can file non-emergency reports through the Department’s online reporting system.
Davis says this move is for the protection of the community, first responder employees, and their families from COVID-19.
There have been no changes to staffing and officers will still be deployed at maximum levels and respond to emergency calls for service, according to the press release.
Officers will continue to gather evidence from serious crime scenes and make arrests as needed.
The department asks for the community’s understanding and assistance with limiting in-person contact as much as possible by allowing officers to obtain information needed for investigations by phone or online.