After consulting with Chief of Police Gary Davidson, Henderson Mayor Bobby King authorized the Police Department to initiate their Level Two Public Health Emergency Protocol. Until now they had been under the Level One Status.This Level Two status includes but is not limited to the following:
1. The Police Department is locked down; Police reports can be obtained by calling 989-5404 or by email at, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Dispatchers have been instructed to ask callers on all calls for service a series of three questions, the answers to these questions will determine the type of response taken by Officers.
3. Most non-emergency type calls and reports will now be taken by phone, by a Police Officer.
4. Officers will not be responding to Private Property Crashes; people are ask to exchange information and contact their insurance agencies.
5. Officers will only respond to Motor Vehicle Crashes on streets and highways that meet the following criteria; crashes with injuries, street blockage, impaired drivers, or crashes where a vehicle left the scene. Any other crash on a street or highway beyond the ones listed will be at the on-duty Supervisors discretion.
6. All Officers requested and/or approved time off is suspended.
7. Officers and Staff are required to undergo a health screening, conducted by a Supervisor before starting their scheduled shift.
8. Officers and Staff are to limit their contact with the public and should always keep 6 feet of separation when interacting with others.
9. Officers and Staff are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC guidelines even while Off Duty.
10. Duty Shifts are being adjusted and changed to better fit the guidelines and needs of the Level Two Public Health Emergency Protocol.
These ten listed directives are just a sampling of the current Level Two Public Health Protocol. The Police Department is reviewing daily all Protocols, and asks that the public please be patient and understanding while we try to get through this difficult time.
“We will continue to update the public on a regular basis. Be assured that the Henderson Police Departments commitment to service has not changed, just simply how we provide the service has changed,” said Henderson Mayor Bobby King.