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Assistant Chief Of Police Safely Guides Department Through COVID-19 Exposure
In May 2020, a city’s police department faced a serious COVID-19 exposure when five police officers and a jailer came into contact with an arrestee with the virus. In response, the department’s Assistant Police Chief employed a decision tree prepared by LCW outlining a step-by-step process to respond to COVID-19 exposure. Following the decision tree, the department took the necessary steps to minimize further exposure and ensure the safety of department personnel, including isolating the impacted employees, disinfecting areas of potential exposure, and arranging for testing of the impacted employees. Through the Assistant Police Chief’s actions, the department was able to handle a difficult situation in a safe and respectful manner to the benefit of the impacted employees and their co-workers.
Agencies are facing unprecedented times in ensuring the health and safety of their personnel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. LCW is proud to have assisted the city’s police department in carrying out this critical public safety duty.