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Scott Police Department altering operations

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:27:05-04

The Scott Police Department says they will alter operations to limit person-to-person contact.

Effective Monday, March 23, all non-emergency calls will be taken over the phone.

Police say that in the instance that crime has occurred prior to a call and the suspect has left the area or there is no suspect, officers will call to gather necessary information from complainants.

All calls will be investigated and case numbers issued, according to police.

Non-emergencies can be reported by calling 911 or the office during regular office hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday.

Those unsure if their call is a non-emergency are asked to call 911 anytime. Police say officers will handle the calls by phone or in-person base on emergency level.

The Scott Police Department's front office will remain open but the public is requested to conduct business via the phone.

Fingerprinting and vehicle inspections have been suspended.