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‘Continue to serve and protect’: Local law enforcement implements changes during COVID-19 pandemic

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‘Continue to serve and protect’: Local law enforcement implements changes during COVID-19 pandemic

WMBF News Staff

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Police chiefs and sheriff’s in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee are assuring residents’ that public safety is still their number one priority during the coronavirus pandemic.

But law enforcement is implementing a few changes on how officers handle calls in order to keep them safe and healthy.

Below are letters from police chiefs and sheriffs on what’s being done to make sure officers and communities are out of harm’s way.

HORRY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Team Horry,

Our community, like so many others, is facing an unprecedented challenge. Through it all, Horry County Police Department is committed to excellence in preserving public safety. In this moment, promoting public health is a primary component of that mission.

In adherence with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, HCPD is working to reduce the spread of COVID19 through social distancing while still maintaining service to the public. We are working to limit any unnecessary exposure, for our community members and personnel, by utilizing remote service tools whenever and however possible.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/continue-to-serve-and-protect-local-law-enforcement-implements-changes-during-covid-19-pandemic/ar-BB11hzbh