Sioux Falls police adjust procedures in wake of pandemic

March 20, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The COVID-19 virus is changing the way some police departments operate.

Effective immediately, Sioux Falls police will not answer face-to-face calls for a number of crimes. They include harassing phone calls, lost property, theft, vandalism, vehicle vandalism and thefts from vehicles.

They will accept reports online or by phone.

They want to limit contact between officers and the public.

Officers are also asking if anybody calls police to their residence and has COVID 19, they need to let the officers know.