JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police have updated their protocols amid the COVID-19, novel Coronavirus, outbreak.
Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings, in a news release Friday, said effective immediately when calling for assistance all calls to dispatch will be screened in order to see if the caller is ill.
Snellings says for non-emergency calls that can be handled over the phone; an officer will call back to take the report.
Any call that requires an officer to response to a location, the officer will follow social distancing rules.
Police are also encouraging the community to call ahead before visiting the police station.
Snellings says there is no change to in-progress or emergency call procedures.