100 Mile House RCMP initiates changes to services due to COVID-19 concerns

The 100 Mile House RCMP have announced they will be making changes in response to COVID-19.

“Our front office is currently still open during normal business hours. Some front counter services, including but not limited to; Civil Fingerprinting Services, Criminal Record or Police Information checks and found property, will not be conducted until further notice,” reads the news release from March 19.

The RCMP said if there is an emergent need for one of the above, people are advised to contact the attachment by phone and talk to the front office staff prior to attending the detachment.

“This service is subject to adjustment on short notice if the situational factors around the response to COVID-19 change.”

People who are exhibiting symptoms including fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, are asked not to come to the detachment for any police services.

These changes are being taken as a preventative measure and do not affect 9-1-1 service or calls to the non-emergency police line 250-395-2456. Both of those services continue to be offered 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“100 Mile House RCMP will continue to respond to any and all calls received, however, some files may generate a phone call from an officer in the first instance to determine if attendance is required. When calling into the local detachment and requesting an officer attend your location, you can expect to be asked if you or anyone involved in the complaint are experiencing any symptoms of the illness. In some instances, when officers are attending to your location, you may be asked by the officer to speak with them outside your residence or building if weather conditions/situational factors are conducive to such action for both your and the officer(s) health and safety to create acceptable social distancing.”


newsroom@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Family connection to history of Springhouse school

Columnist Barry Sale’s father taught during the 1930s at the one-room school

Cariboo real estate sales stall, decline due to struggling resource industries, COVID-19

Sales down in every Cariboo city over the same time last year

Keeping B.C. together while staying apart, Royal BC Museum creates webinar series

Museum and archives responds to COVID-19 with online programs for all ages

Williams Lake city council to meet by teleconferencing due to COVID-19

Williams Lake city council will be holding its meetings by teleconference during… Continue reading

VIDEO: How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

Officials in several provinces have been developing guides so that doctors don’t feel alone

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

General exposure to public low after inmate tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The Okanagan Correctional Centre inmate is receiving appropriate care

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

Sinclar Group curtailing all sawmill operations temporarily

Nechako Lumber, Apollo Forest Products and Lakeland Mills to be curtailed for three weeks starting April 5.

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Most Read