In a media release provided to The Press, the Salisbury Township Police Department detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:
“In order to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Pandemic), the Salisbury Police Department is enacting measures to safeguard the officers and staff to enable us to continue to serve the residents of Salisbury during this time. We must as a department follow the recommended practices including social distancing to make sure our level of service remains uninterrupted for both sworn and civilian staff. Starting noon March 17 and until further notice the following measures will be in place:
“The Salisbury Township Police Station will be closed to the general public.
“The filing of non- emergency reports will be done by telephone by calling the police station at 610-797-1447 or Lehigh County Dispatch at 610-437-5252. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and an incident report will be started with a follow-up call to you.
“Emergency response will not be affected by the above changes. Please continue to call 911 if you have an emergency.
“Officers may ask you to step outside to speak with them. Please follow the officers’ or dispatchers’ instructions if you are able to do so.
“We will continue to reevaluate and keep residents updated as information warrants. The Salisbury Police Department appreciates your understanding and assistance during these challenging times. We need to keep our first responders’ exposure at a minimum so we may continue to serve and meet the needs of our community.”
Chief of Police