Keizer Police Department officials are still responding to all calls for service, but striving to maintain social distancing.
“Your police officers are equipped with necessary personal protective equipment to respond to all emergencies while also ensuring we aren’t either getting or spreading the virus,” said Lt. Bob Trump, of the Keizer police. “We have slightly modified our operations by changing how we brief in the mornings, suspending our ride-a-long program and asking our chaplains not to respond to most of their “routine” calls for service.”
Police are not responding to medical calls unless specifically requested by medics.
If CPR is needed, gloves masks and eye protection are mandatory for officers. Recruiting efforts at the department have been delayed until at least April 28.
Officers are advised to take a 48-hour leave if they begin displaying signs of COVID-19 infection.