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St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park police will take some non-emergency reports over phone  

Both law enforcement agencies say they will continue to respond to emergency calls.
The St. Petersburg Police Department said Tuesday that officers will take some non-emergency reports over the phone as a precaution to combat the spread of coronavirus. [SHADD, DIRK  |  Tampa Bay Times]
The St. Petersburg Police Department said Tuesday that officers will take some non-emergency reports over the phone as a precaution to combat the spread of coronavirus. [SHADD, DIRK | Tampa Bay Times]

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The St. Petersburg Police Department said Tuesday that officers will take some non-emergency reports over the phone as a precaution to combat the spread of coronavirus. The agency also suspended its public fingerprinting program.

The Pinellas Park Police Department made a similar announcement Tuesday, saying that officers will vet non-emergency calls to decide whether it’s more appropriate to send an officer or to take the report over the phone or online. The agency has also closed its lobby window.

St. Petersburg’s non-emergency police number is (727) 893-7780. Pinellas Park police’s non-emergency line is (727) 369-7864.

Both agencies also have online reporting systems: police.stpete.org for St. Petersburg and bit.ly/pppdonlinereport for Pinellas Park.

Both agencies said they will continue responding to emergency calls.

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