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Columbia Police Reduce In-Person Contact as COVID-19 Cases Climb

The Columbia Police Department announced Friday it will be reducing in-person contacts due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Columbia.

These changes will primarily impact officers’ roles in traffic, their ability to conduct in-person reports and access to the police station, and took effect Saturday.

All calls made to Columbia police will be reviewed by supervisors to decide on a case-by-case basis whether an in-person response is safe or necessary, Chief Geoff Jones said in a news release.

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