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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Saugeen Shores Police Make Changes to Service Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

Non-emergency calls for service may be processed over the phone instead of having an officer attend in person

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the Saugeen Shores Police Service will be making changes to protect staff and members of the public to minimize the transmission of the virus.

Saugeen Shores Police Chief Mike Bellai says when you call dispatch services you will be asked to go through a screening process regarding COVID-19 health risks.

"We understand that this may cause concerns, but this is for the safety of our members and the public," says the Chief. 

He adds one might see officers wearing protective equipment like gloves and masks. This will be a precautionary measure for their safety.

"We ask members of the public to avoid attending the Saugeen Shores Police Service headquarters unless absolutely necessary."

The front door to the Police Headquarters will remain open, however, access to the main lobby of the Police Headquarters will be restricted.

Chief Bellai says one can call for Police assistance by using a courtesy phone inside the front door which will connect you with police dispatch.

If one is permitted to access the main lobby of Police Headquarters you may be subject to a non-intrusive screening process.

In addition non-emergency calls for service may be processed over the phone instead of having an officer attend in person. This will be managed on a case by case basis.

Bellai reiterates, "there is absolutely no disruption in the day to day activities of the Saugeen Shores Police Service and we will continue to provide service to the community of Saugeen Shores."

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