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COVID-19: Prince George RCMP closing front-counter access, non-essential services

Detachment hopes to re-open public access by mid-April
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The Prince George RCMP detachment on Victoria Street. (via Hanna Petersen).

Prince George RCMP is taking measures to flatten the curve on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As of 5 p.m. today (March 16), police say front-counter access and non-essential services will be closed to the public, with hopes of re-opening by April 15.

“Although this is a specific date, we will be re-evaluating on a daily basis and the date may change,” a release reads from the detachment this afternoon as Mounties will continue to respond to calls as usual during this time.

“These actions are being taken in an effort to limit public contact with our staff due to the COVID-19 crisis. “

This includes fingerprinting and police information checks.

However, the phones in the vestibules will still be available should residents need to use them.

As of today (March 16), there are 103 confirmed cases in B.C. with only two within the Northern Health Authority.

Residents are encouraged to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only and to call the Prince George RCMP detachment at 250-561-3300 for all non-emergent incidents.

To report a less serious property-related crime, you’re asked to use the RCMP’s Online Crime Reporting tool with certain conditions that need to be met.  

More information is available via the ‘Report a Crime’ link on the Prince George branch’s website.

PrinceGeorgeMatters will continue to update a running list of postponements and cancellations in Prince George as they progress.