Golden Valley Police Update Response Plan
Golden Valley’s normal city offices remain closed through April 3 because of the coronavirus, but the city’s police and fire departments are still fully operational.
Wednesday, Commander Steve Johnson of the Golden Valley Police Department posted a video on Twitter to update residents on what’s happening with city services. He noted that public operations at City Hall, Brookview, and the Motor Vehicle department are all suspended, but if people want to contact specific department employees, they can do so by email.
Meanwhile, the city will staff the Public Safety Building with emergency responders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But Commander Johnson announced one change for anyone who calls for police services during the coronavirus outbreak.
“If you’re calling on police services, it is possible that the officer may try to call you back prior to having face-to-face contact,” Commander Johnson said. “So if you do contact police and are expecting an officer to show up, please know that they may call you first. So if you don’t recognize the number, we either ask you to answer it and see if it’s the officer, or the officer will leave a recording on what they would like you to do as far as contact. Our goal is to provide the best service we can and try to limit everyone’s current exposure to get through these next few weeks.”
Going forward, Johnson said he would provide updates once or twice a week on what’s happening with Golden Valley’s police and fire departments.
A message from the Golden Valley Police Department.
— City of Golden Valley MN Police Department (@GVMNPolice) March 18, 2020