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Current Belmar Alerts » A message from the Belmar Police Department in reference to the COVID-19.

03/16/2020 at 11:00 AM

A message from the Belmar Police Department in reference to the COVID-19.


03/16/2020 at 11:00 AM


The Belmar Police Department is constantly monitoring the evolving recommendations for thehealth and safety of the public and our police officers as they relate to COVID-19.In order to continue providing the best police services to both the Belmar and Lake Comocommunity, the Belmar Police Department will be limiting our face-to-face interactions whenpossible. We are concerned with the health and well-being of our staff as well as the public weserve. As this virus continues to spread, our goal is to maintain a healthy police force for thecontinuation of services without resorting to contingency plans. If you come to the police station to file a report, or to speak to an officer, know the conversationmay occur through a window and/or intercom.We are encouraging you to call in to the station rather than walk in for non-emergencies. Non-emergent matters may be reported over the phone and an officer will take your report in thismanner. This applies to a variety of less serious offenses that ARE NOT IN PROGRESS. If you are calling for medical assistance and are requesting first aid/EMS, the dispatcher will askyou a series of questions to make sure that all pertinent information is relayed to the officer and/or EMS that will be responding. When it is possible, you will be asked to exit your home and meet with the officer or members of the first aid/EMS.If it is determined that a response by an officer is warranted, please understand that they arelikely to keep a “safe distance” and unlikely to shake hands, etc. Again, this is out of anabundance of caution to keep our staff and the public safe and not an indicator of the officers’willingness to help. OFFICERS WILL ALWAYS RESPOND TO CRIMES OF VIOLENCE AND CRIMES AGAINST APERSON.Rest assured, we are here for you, as you would expect. IF YOU NEED US CALL US. The onlything we are temporarily changing is the manner in which we provide our services not the quality of the services we provide.


All emergency services are accessible through dialing 9-1-1
The Belmar Police Department has established its own 9-1-1 emergency call system and all calls are dispatched through the Belmar Police Department Dispatch Center.
You can contact the Belmar Police Department by calling (732) 681-1700.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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