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Sturgis Police change protocols due to COVID-19

Sturgis Police change protocols due to COVID-19

Sturgis Police changing some protocols in response to COVID-19


News Staff - March 25, 2020

STURGIS, S.D. - Police in Sturgis say they are making some come temporary changes in response to COVID-19.

Due to all the changes with the COVID-19 virus affecting our State and soon our Community, The Sturgis Police Department say they will be implementing new protocols in how they respond to calls for service.

All minor calls like thefts, vandalism, car vs deer accidents, dog bites, assist person, civil issues, etc. will be handled over the phone. Call our Dispatch Center at 347-2573 and you will be transferred to an Officer who will assist you.

Police say "Please don't come to the Law Enforcement Center to report crimes and please don't call our Administrative line (347-5070) as you may not get an answer. For all types of serious calls, Officers will still respond to assist and resolve the matter at hand. If Officers come to your residence they may ask you to step outside and speak with them, they will not be going into residences unless it's absolutely necessary This is for their safety as well as yours."

In a release, police say "Rest assured, our officers will still be out enforcing City and State Laws by addressing traffic violations and crimes to people and property. Officers will also be conducting extra patrols throughout the business and residential areas."

Continue to use 911 for emergency only calls.



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