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Glasgow Police Department implements protective measures to prevent potential spread of COVID-19

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Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 1:13 PM CDT
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The Glasgow Police Department is implementing some protective measures for police services within the City of Glasgow to help prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus.

To ensure the police department is able to provide and maintain a consistent level of quality of service to the community through out this time, the department will be implementing steps to ensure the safety and protection of their staff, as they continue to protect the citizens of Glasgow.

For non-emergency calls, an officer will contact the citizen to determine if an officer needs to respond to the scene.

If the officer does not need to respond to the scene but a report is needed, the officer will take the report over the phone and officer will follow up with the citizen after 14 days if additional information is needed.

Should you contact dispatch or encounter an officer, they will be asking you two questions. These questions will assist them in screening for potentially infected individuals.

1. Do you or anyone in your household have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath?

2. Have you been in contact with anyone you suspect has the coronavirus or has been out of the country within the last 30 days?

The following precautionary measures will be in effect:

1. All ride along programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

2. All fingerprinting conducting at the Police Department has been temporarily suspended.

3. All car seat installs conducted at the Police Department temporarily suspended. If a car seat is needed, please contact us by phone.

4. No events will be hosted by the Glasgow Police Department until further notice.

5. Picking up any evidence that has been released , suspended until further notice.

6. For criminal reports, whoever is needing a copy of the report will need to purchase the report online at www.buycrimes.com . This pertains to verifications for insurance purposes, or bank requests. The price is $10 for the first page of the report. Our officers will provide you with the complete case number and the date so a report can be accessed. (Example 20F2020)

7. Individuals requesting accident reports will need to purchase the report online at www.buycrash.com . They will need the complete case number (Example 20MV2021) and the date of the accident to obtain the report on the website. If you ask the officer for the other driver’s name, insurance company and policy number or exchange information with the other driver if the situation is amicable it will help you complete this request.

The police department is encouraging all citizens to use the CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others during this time.

The department needs to take these steps to protect their employees so they can ensure the safety and protection of the community. They will continue to keep the community informed on anything that may be changing.

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