The Geneseo Police Department (GPD) is makin adjustments to their service to the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These precautions are to protect our officers, as well as the Geneseo community,” Eric Osganian, Chief of Police said.
“Geneseo Police Department is implementing protective measures for police services within the Village of Geneseo to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus/COVID-19. We have a limited amount of police officers on staff, therefore, protective measures must be in place to ensure ability to maintain a safe and secure community. Together, we will all get through this!” the officer said.
“To ensure our agency is able to provide and maintain a consistent level of quality service to our community throughout this time, we will be implementing the following steps to ensure the safety and protection of our staff and the members of the community.,” he continued.
“The Geneseo Police Department will still respond to all emergency calls, in-progress calls, and calls that require immediate police intervention. ÿ Please dial 911 in an emergency. ÿ For non-emergency complaints, an officer will contact the caller to determine if an officer needs to meet with caller. If the officer does not need to respond to the scene but a report is needed, the officer will take the report over the phone and an officer will follow up with the caller if additional information is needed,” he said.
“The police department’s lobby will be closed until further notice. Anyone needing a copy of a police report is asked to call 243-2420. Officers may wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and may ask people to step outside when they arrive at homes, businesses and other places. This is for the safety of everyone. ÿ Officers will maintain an appropriate distance between themselves and members of the public. This may seem out of character from what is normally everyday interaction, but this simply is to protect the person(s) and the officer from potential infection,” hw continued.
All car seat installations and inspections will be temporarily suspended. We are encouraging all residents to use the CDC guidelines to protect themselves and others during this time. Please rest assured the men and women of the Geneseo Police Department will still be patrolling our village streets and protecting its citizens during these times. We need to take these steps to protect our employees so we can ensure the safety and protection of our community. Thank you for your understanding,” he said