Police Department Modifies Operations Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lower Saucon Township Police Department Modifies Operations in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During these unprecedented times, people, businesses and governments throughout the world are modifying their operations as the Coronavirus, (COVID-19) has spread around the globe. Both Northampton County and Lower Saucon Township have signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency and in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf has also recommended the shutdown of nonessential businesses and other activities to the entire state as it continues to wrestle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Lower Saucon Township Police Department, like law enforcement agencies nationwide, have planned for this situation and have been taking proactive measures. The Lower Saucon Township Police Department has been issuing directives to the members of the department over the last two weeks modifying certain operations to protect both the workforce and the public.

Effective this date, March 17, 2020 the following modifications to police operations will go into effect to enact more proactive measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), when possible.

 1) For all non-emergency calls for assistance that do not require a police response, an officer will call you and 

      then complete the report after gathering the necessary information.

 2) If the non-emergency call would require a police response to your residence or business the Officer will

     phone you in advance and request you to step outside if possible. If you are unable or not willing to step

     outside for any reason the Officer will handle accordingly.

 3) All emergency calls will be handled as normal and there will be no phone call prior to the police response.

These modifications are taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure we are taking appropriate steps to reduce unnecessary risks of exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for members of the Lower Saucon Township Police Department and members of the community.

The public should be rest assured that we are continuing to function as a law enforcement agency should under the unusual circumstances we are all facing.

Thomas H Barndt

Chief of Police