CLARK, NJ - Clark Police have instituted new guidelines for residents due to the threat of COVID-19. According to police officials, headquarters is closed to the public. Residents are asked not to go to the building for any reason other than an actual emergency.
911 operators are on duty and will receive and dispatch police to emergency police matters. Officials are asking individuals that will come in contact with officers to let them know in advance if they are ill or have been told to self-quarantine.
Officials said ambulances and police will be immediately dispatched to emergency medical calls, however police will not be dispatched to non-emergent medical requests.
All non-emergent police issues should be reported to dispatch at 732-388-3434. Officials said dispatchers will take reports of minor matters such as loss of a license and identity theft and a police officer will call you back.
Police officials additionally offered these guidelines how to conduct other typical police business:
- Those needing to pay violations or fines to court may do so by mail as directed on the back of all summonses or at www.njmc-direct.com
- The public is directed to limit calls for nuisance matters like noise violations, barking dogs or other general questions that are not urgent at this time.
- The records department is completely shut down, so those needing an accident report can get it at crashdocs.org
- Firearms paperwork is not being processed until further notice
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