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Douglas County Sheriff's Office to cut pandemic nonemergency phone line

Douglas County Sheriff's Office to cut pandemic nonemergency phone line

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is shutting down its nonemergency telephone reporting unit that was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective at 6 a.m. Monday people should call 911 if they need help from the Sheriff’s Office.

The phone line had been used as a way of minimizing officer interactions with the public during the pandemic.

But because the pandemic remains a threat, the Sheriff’s Office still requires the public to wear a mask when interacting with sheriff’s deputies, according to a press release.


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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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