Juneau police institute adjustments due to COVID-19

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - In response to the nationwide Covid19 outbreak, the Juneau Police Department will be making some adjustments to the way they serve the community and to limit exposure to staff.

    These adjustments are intended to limit unnecessary risk to staff, as well as the public.

    Continue to call 911 if you are having a serious life-threatening emergency, or are reporting a serious in-progress crime.  CBJ first responders will continue to respond to emergencies.

    Calls for police services that do not require a police officer to physically respond will be handled online or over the telephone.

    Additionally, JPD officers will continue to provide proactive patrols throughout the community, to be visible and help deter crime.

    Until further notice, the JPD lobby will be closed to the public.  JPD records and evidence staff are still working regular hours and can be reached by phone, or email.  Many services such as records releases are available online through Juneaupolice.com.

    Appointments will be required for non-emergent service at the police department including property and vehicle releases. Call ahead to make arrangements to pick up items or paperwork through an appointment by calling the main business line at (907) 586-0600 during regular business hours.

    Earlier this year, JPD expanded online reporting criteria and this should be the primary method for reporting crimes or other incidents that are not in progress. If someone does not have access to a computer or device with internet access, they may call the main JPD business line at (907) 586-0600 to make a report to dispatch.

    Anyone coming to JPD to make a report will need to use the phone outside the lobby, or use their personal cell phone, by dialing (907) 586-0600. The public will not be granted access into the lobby without an appointment.

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