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Local police departments are modifying their procedures in response to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus.
Officers will respond immediately to emergency calls to 9-1-1, police said, but tours and routine visits are cancelled indefinitely.
Police in Duquesne, McKeesport, North Versailles Twp. and White Oak are asking residents not to come to their stations in person for routine requests.
Information requests, general complaints and reports about suspicious behaviors should be telephoned to non-emergency numbers, and will be handled by phone. If an officer needs additional information in person, they will make arrangements to meet the other party, police said.
Fingerprints: McKeesport, Duquesne and White Oak police said fingerprinting requests are not being processed by their departments until further notice.
Residents who need to be fingerprinted should contact IdentoGo, which is a state-approved contractor, police said. The company has offices in East McKeesport, Monroeville and Bethel Park, according to its website.
Accident Reports: Persons who need accident reports from McKeesport police should call (412) 675-5016, a spokesperson said. Reports will be processed through the mail and must be paid for by check or money order, police said.
Equipment Violations: North Versailles and White Oak police said that drivers who have been issued warnings for equipment violations may call ahead to meet an officer after the violations have been corrected.
Motorists cited in North Versailles should call (412) 823-1111 and ask to meet the officer at the police station, 1918 Greensburg Ave., while motorists cited in White Oak may call 9-1-1 and ask to meet the officer at the police station, 2280 Lincoln Way.
The McKeesport police non-emergency number is (412) 675-5050. The Duquesne police non-emergency number is (412) 469-3774, and White Oak police’s non-emergency number is (412) 672-9726.
In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Originally published March 19, 2020.