Monroe Police Department Introduces Altered Police Responses Due to the Coronavirus Crisis
• Officers will try to minimize responding directly to non-emergency calls. Instead, folks are asked to call the Police Department, 608-329-2400. A dispatcher will screen the call for what is being reported. An officer will come in to the Police Department rather than direct to a persons location, unless it is determined that an emergency or crime is in progress, and will call the complainant within a few minutes. Incidents in progress will still require officers to respond as usual.
• Officers responding to calls will be seen to be wearing protective gloves and possibly masks depending on the situation.
• If persons come to the Police Department to report something or talk to an officer about something, the officer or staff member will talk to the person through the glass window rather than face to face in the lobby.
• No public fingerprinting services will be available until further notice.
• No public tours of the Police Department will be available, nor will anyone be allowed to ride along with an officer even for those limited opportunities that were available before.