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Lexington Police Department initiating an alternative call response plan

Lexington, SC – Chief Terrence Green released a statement Thursday to citizens of Lexington community regarding their response to calls. The Lexington Police Department will be initiating an alternative call response plan in an effort to limit the number of contacts that officers and staff have with others during the coronavirus epidemic.

Beginning on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., officers will begin taking non-violent and incidents that have already occurred reports over the telephone. Appropriate victim follow up and investigation will still occur when necessary depending on the type of call.

Patrol Division supervisors will review incident information given through the County of Lexington Communications Center and will make the determination of whether an officer will respond in person or an officer will take the report over the phone. Officers will be on this alternative call response 24 hours a day until further notice.

The Lexington Police Department will continue in our mission of “Providing Exceptional Police Service While Building a Partnership with the Community We Serve” and this alternative call response plan is one part of what we are doing to limit the possible spread of coronavirus.

As a reminder, on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex was closed to public access along with the Lexington Police Department lobby area and officers are not taking walk in reports.

If in need of police services, call 911 for emergencies and 803-359-6260 for non-emergencies.

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