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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Montgomery Police Operations

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The Montgomery Police Department is committed to abiding by the CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To safeguard the health of our police employees, continue to protect the health and safety of the public, and to ensure the high standard of service delivered to the public is not unduly interrupted, the following Police Department Operating procedures will be adhered to for the near future as the status of the COVID-19 virus is monitored.

Emergency Calls for Service

Officers will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service. These emergency calls will include, but not be limited to:
o Crimes in Progress
o All Domestic Disturbances
o Personal Injury/immovable Traffic Accidents
o Burglar/Hold-Up Alarm Calls
o Suspicious Persons/Vehicle
o Ambulance Calls Involving Serious Injury/Unconsciousness/Possibility of Death
o All Other Calls Deemed to Require an Immediate Police Response by the On-Duty Police
o Calls Involving Violence/Probability of Violence/Threat of Violence

Non-Emergency Calls for Service
All non-emergency calls for service that require a police report, such as thefts, criminal damage to property, minor traffic accidents, harassing phone calls, parking complaints, etc. will be handled by the officer contacting the complainant by telephone and taking the report over the phone. The complainant will be required to provide all necessary information to the officer. The complainant will be provided with a Montgomery Police Report Number and any other follow up information at this time.

Other Police Services
Until further notice, the following police department services will be suspended:
o Fingerprinting service
o Police Department tours
o Police Department Ride Alongs
o Police Department Training Room/Community Events/Community Room Rental
o Community Service duties deemed non-essential
o All visits or requests for police to attend functions
o All home prepared food delivered to the Montgomery Police Department cannot be accepted
o The police lobby is the only area that will be accessible to the public.

The Montgomery Police Department does not participate in personally requested drive-by parades.

The Montgomery Police Department will continue to be here to provide an emergency response and public service for the community as we adapt to try and prevent further spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding the need to take these necessary steps so we can ensure the safety of our officers, employees, and the public.

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