In order to continue providing the best police services to the Hazlet community, the Hazlet PD will be limiting our face-to-face interactions when possible. We are concerned with the health and well-being of our staff as well as the public we serve. As this virus continues to spread, our goal is to maintain a healthy police force for the continuation of services without resorting to contingency plans.
Therefore, if you come to the police station to file a report, or to speak to an officer, know the conversation may occur through a window and intercom.
Also, please 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 this manner. This applies to a variety of less serious offenses that ARE NOT IN PROGRESS.
If it is determined that a response by an officer is warranted, please understand that they are likely to keep a “safe distance” and unlikely to shake hands, etc. Again, this is out of an abundance 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 A PERSON.
Rest assured that we are here for you, as you would expect. IF YOU NEED US CALL US. The only thing we are temporarily changing is the manner in which we provide our services not the quality of the services we provide.
We will continue to monitor the constantly evolving recommendations for health and safety as they relate to COVID-19.
Thank you for your cooperation.