With respect to the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and the members of our community. We have implemented measures and changes to our protocols in an effort to mitigate the exposure and potential transmission of the virus. As a result, the LPD will be adhering to the recommended social distancing and reducing personal contact when and where practicable. The following temporary measures are in effect;
CALL RESPONSE PROTOCOL: We are requesting residents to refrain from walking into the LPD public lobby for issues not requiring emergency response. Dispatch will screen phone calls to determine if the call requires an immediate response (emergent situation). If the issue is a past incident with no immediate threat or emergency, callers may be advised an officer will contact them via phone to reduce person to person contact.
ALL EMERGENCY CALLS WILL STILL GET A RAPID POLICE RESPONSE. While we prefer to have in-person contact, everyone’s safety and well-being is imperative. Please stay safe, resilient and we will return to normal operations as soon as possible.