The Bucks County law enforcement community says it has plans in place to ensure public safety services continues during an outbreak of COVID-19.
The Bucks County Police Chiefs Association has instituted contingencies for addressing manpower shortages among police departments should they arise as a result of efforts to quarantine individuals exposed to coronavirus, officials said in a release Thursday evening.
The plans include cooperative agreements through which police officers may patrol and operate in municipalities outside their jurisdiction if required, predating the current outbreak, officials said.
“Keeping the public safe despite any and all outside circumstances is our first priority, and preparedness is paramount in meeting that goal,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub, the county’s chief law enforcement officer.
Weintraub suggested to keep updated Bucks residents turn to online resources from the Bucks County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We continue to monitor the developing situation and will adapt our approach to be sure everyone stays safe,” Weintraub said.