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Baltimore County Police Department makes changes in response to COVID-19

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In certain circumstances, officers may be wearing personal protective equipment.

BALTIMORE COUNTY—Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt would like the public to be aware of changes the police department has made in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

These changes are designed to assist the police department in maintaining a safe and uninterrupted police response to calls for service. Changes include online reporting, telephone reporting, and safe responses by police officers.

A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF HYATT

I want to ensure you that our level of commitment and service to the residents of Baltimore County has not wavered. We remain prepared to respond to your emergencies during this COVID-19 pandemic.

There are several options for nonemergency police reports that I want you to know about. Online reporting continues to be available through our Baltimore County Police website. Infant, we will be expanding the number of call types that are eligible for online reporting.

In addition to this option we are creating a telephone reporting unit at each of the 10 precincts. I also ask that you take advantage of our non-emergency number at 410-887-2222. When appropriate your call will be transfered to the local precinct where you will speak with an officer and he or she will file a report.

When we do respond to a call for service, depending on the circumstances, our officers might be wearing personal protective equipment. Please, don’t be discouraged. This will not impact our level of service. Rather, it is for your protection as well as to keep our officers healthy.

We appreciate your cooperation with online reporting and utilizing the telephone reporting unit when it applies. As always, make sure to call 911 if you have an emergency and we will respond.

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