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Airdrie RCMP updates operations in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Airdrie RCMP is adjusting operations in response to the COVID-19 situation.

“To do our part in helping our public keep healthy, we have implemented options for the public to report and obtain services remotely, instead of having to attend the office,” stated a March 17 release.

Residents are encouraged to report collisions, complete paperwork for criminal records checks and obtain additional administrative services by calling 403-945-7200 to speak to dispatch or administration, emailing KAirdrieservices@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or visiting the airdrie.ca/RCMP

“Please note that we will not be allowing citizens who are on self-isolation or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms entry to our facility,” the release stated.

Along with changes to in-person services announced by Alberta RCMP March 17 (see story on page 4), fingerprinting will not be completed unless it’s an urgent matter, more complaints will handled via phone if officer attendance is not necessary, according to RCMP.

The safe roads and safe nights programs have been suspended to limit non-essential contact and ways for some employees to work remotely have been implemented.

“Don’t be alarmed if you see officers wearing extra protection,” the release stated. “We will be using gloves when handling documents, baggage and personal items of any potentially-ill individuals.”

RCMP ensured residents it will “always maintain core policing services in our communities and we have strong contingency plans in place.”

“When everyone else is at home protecting themselves, trust that we are out there protecting Airdrie,” police said.

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