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Media Release

Release Date: March 14th, 2020 - 8:42am

Originator: ------, Jennifer Hartman, Corporate Communications Coordinator, 905-825-4777 ext. 4904

Contact: Superintendent, Derek Davis, Strategic Management Office, 905-825-4777 ext. 4902

Location: Halton

New Call Screening Procedure in Place

‚ÄčIn light of recent developments in the region with respect to COVID-19, the Halton Regional Police Service is revising their call taking procedures.

Effective immediately, if you are calling our Service through either the non-emergency number, or via 9-1-1, you will be asked a series of strategic screening questions so that we can better assess the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. These screening questions, informed and guided by Public Health, will ensure that our officers are donning the appropriate personal protective equipment (incl. gloves and masks). This is for the protection of our frontline officers, as well as the protection of those we serve.

We urge members of our community to continue to use our non-emergency line and 9-1-1 line appropriately. Additionally, we wish to remind residents that for general information regarding programs and services offered by the Region of Halton, they may call 3-1-1.