PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – The Princeton Police Department has changed how they handle some calls amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Capt. Ben Woodard says some calls are now handled over the phone rather than officers responding to the scene. Instead of officers responding in person, residents can instead talk to one over the phone when needed.
“If we go out to a call, if we go out to somebody’s house or if we have to go to the hospital, we’re coming back and washing our hands,” said Woodard. “We’re trying to do the best we can to protect ourselves, but we’re having less contact with the public.
The police department is closed to the public, but you can still call the office if you need to speak with an officer.
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