COVID-19

Sheriff’s office opens stay-at-home violations hotline

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office launched a new hotline for residents to report local violators of the governor’s executive order, which stops unnecessary business operations in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The state’s attorney general tasked local law enforcement with helping address potential violations, the sheriff’s press statement said.

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Karianne Thomas, city of Kalamazoo police chief, asked residents to only report the most serious issues, MLive reports: “This is the lowest priority for law enforcement at the time. …We’re all working modified schedules with modified staffing. So calls for service take priority over interpreting the executive order.”

Those complaints should be made by calling 269-385-6101 or emailing [email protected], the sheriff’s office statement said. Emergencies calls should still be made to 911 and for other non-emergencies, call 269-488-8911.

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