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KPD Social Distancing Efforts in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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In an effort to minimize the potential of virus exposure for our officers and the community that we serve, dispatch is currently screening non-emergency calls to determine if a report can be completed over the phone. {{more: continue …}}
As a reminder, anytime you wish to speak with an officer or report a non-emergency incident (including animal control issues), please call dispatch at 817-478-5416. This call may be answered as if you had called 9-1-1. Please do not hang up.

Mask and glove utilization …

Effective immediately, all Kennedale Police Officers interacting with the public are authorized to wear N95 masks and protective gloves.
We understand that this may look or feel a bit strange, but we are dedicated to doing what is necessary to protect the health and safety of everyone.

As a department, other steps we?re taking to protect our officers and the public include:

  • Closer screening of calls through dispatch, including the option to complete reports over the phone for non-violent crimes that do not require an officer on-scene
  • Encouraging officers to engage temperature monitoring, frequent hand washing, and social distancing
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of vehicles (daily with wipes; weekly with mist)
  • Protocols for responding to reduced staffing or symptom development while on shift
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for first responders, the medical community, all levels of government, and the public that we serve.
You depend on us and we will meet that expectation. In order to do this, we ask for your understanding in this newest safety protocol.
If you have any questions, please email Chief Tommy Williams or call 817-985-2161.
View additional Coronavirus information at cityofkennedale.com/covid19.?

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