PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
In a media release provided to The Press, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:
“At this point, there has been no change to state police field operations. As the situation evolves, there are plans in place to shift resources as necessary to meet operational needs. This may involve shifting manpower from other stations and/or troops to support a station experiencing a staffing shortage due to illness, temporarily re-assigning members in specialty positions to meet staffing needs and/or changing the way we respond to certain non-emergency calls.
The public can be confident the state police has the plans and resources in place to respond to emergencies and support all of our law enforcement partners.
The department is following Department of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines.
We are reminding our members to follow the same types of best practices as the general public: wash their hands, keep workspaces clean and stay home if they feel ill.”