UNT Police Response Changes During Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, the Upper Nazareth Township Police Department continues to serve, although our services will look a bit different.

If someone calls for a non-emergency police-related issue, the responding officer will contact you via phone. If the call can be handled via phone, all pertinent information will be taken via telephone and a report will be completed by the responding officer.

If the incident requires an officer to respond, the officer will call you to step outside to take the incident report. This interaction will be at a CDC recommendation of six feet or more, to ensure minimal exposure. Anyone not feeling comfortable stepping outside may simply request the officer to respond inside.

All emergency calls will be handled appropriately and there will be no phone call prior to our response.

We take great pride in providing exceptional police services to our Upper Nazareth community. Our goal is changing our response to minimize our community and officers’ exposure. We appreciate your understanding and ask for your help in keeping our first responders safe.  In time, with more information about the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we will re-evaluate our response and practice. Our community is strong and resourceful and we will get through this pandemic safely. This is a time to work together to prevent the spread of this virus. The Upper Nazareth Police Department is here to help.

William Cope, Chief of Police

This article ran in the March 19-25 issue of The Home News


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