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Maine Department Announces One Officer Tested Positive for COVID-19

The chief of police in Portland, ME, took to social media on Thursday evening to let residents know that one of his officers has tested positive for COVID-19—colloquially known as the coronavirus.

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Agencies Cleaning Police Vehicles to Kill Coronavirus

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan has set up a sanitation station for cruisers to be completely sanitized after they transport people to jail.

How To Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Infection

Arm yourself with the knowledge and gear to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other diseases.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Law Enforcement

POLICE's coverage of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic plus useful resources, all in one place.

2 Colorado Agencies Limit Services Due to COVID-19

Citing the spread of COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—at least two police agencies in Colorado have announced that they are going to begin taking reports on non-violent crimes via online reporting instead of in-person interactions.

LAPD Receiving Guidelines and Gear to Protect Against Coronavirus

Asst. Chief Horace Frank said all patrol officers and officers likely to come into contact have been issued a kit consisting of multiple sets of gloves, a bacteria protection mask and goggles.

Coronavirus: Something Wicked This Way Comes

As coronavirus continues to spread, take every precaution you can as you take risks to protect and serve.

Coronavirus, Infectious Disease, and Officer Safety

The Coronavirus is presently not a substantial threat to American law enforcement but its emergence into the national narrative provides an opportunity to remember that other threats pose a significant danger, and to recall that some simple steps can prevent succumbing to infectious disease.

5 NYPD Officers Quarantine Themselves on Suspicion of Coronavirus Exposure

Five officers with the New York Police Department have voluntarily quarantined themselves after returning home from vacation locations that have been connected with the spread of COVID-19.

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Wife of LAPD Officer Sues City After Contracting Typhus

The wife of a Los Angeles police officer is suing the city after both she and her husband contracted typhus, which she alleges resulted from his working at an unsafe building located in an area with a large homeless population.