The Muskogee Police Department just released the following:
In light of the continued concerns regarding COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus), the Muskogee Police Department will be implementing the following changes to our normal operations. We are asking for the cooperation of the community as we navigate the present circumstances.
If you call the Muskogee Police Department for service, and a current member of your household has been traveling, quarantined, or is displaying signs of respiratory illness to include fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, PLEASE NOTIFY THE DISPATCHER so our officers can utilize the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to the call. At the minimum our officers will be wearing a surgical mask or cloth face covering while in contact with the public. When the officer determines it necessary they may choose to wear an N-95 mask.
If you call us for service, our officers will request to speak with you outside the residence to gather the proper information. Officers have been instructed to keep a minimum of 6 feet while interviewing everyone when possible. This is in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We ask that the public utilize this universal precaution as well.
Please DO NOT come to the Muskogee Police Department if you are sick. If you need to make a report, it will be done over the phone.
If you do enter the Muskogee Police Department please wear a mask covering your mouth and nose.
These changes are essential for the protection of our officers, our residents, and to maintain an efficient, effective, and swift law enforcement response. Please rest assured that in an emergency situation, you will receive immediate response from the Muskogee Police Department.