The Waterloo Police would like to notify the public about our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As law enforcement professionals we are in constant contact with the public. This contact increases our risk of exposure to infectious diseases and also increases the risk we could transfer the disease from house to house/person to person. During the next few weeks we are asking the public’s help to reduce our exposure and ask your understanding in changes you may see in our operations.
- We encourage the public to utilize online reporting for non emergency offenses. In the event of an emergency or crime in-progress please call 911. There is a button on the right side of our webpage, Submit a Police Report. It can be found at waterloopolice.com. The reports are taken electronically you will be contacted by phone if any follow up is required.
- If you request emergency services and are ill or have other special circumstances that make you especially susceptible to infectious diseases please notify the dispatcher. This will ensure emergency responders utilize the appropriate protective equipment.
- Emergency responders may utilize a variety of techniques to reduce spread of infection. These may include asking you to talk outside, avoiding close spaces, not shaking hands, wearing protective equipment, maintaining larger separation and reducing time in contact. Please understand these changes.
- We ask that you avoid coming to City Hall and the Police Department if at all possible. Instead please call 319-291-4340 press 0 for assistance. If you do come to City Hall understand that staff may speak to you through the glass.
These efforts are not done to offend anyone, they are precautions to reduce the risk and spread of infection.
The Waterloo Police Department and all law enforcement agencies in Black Hawk County will work together to ensure public safety is maintained during this time. Be aware the responding officer to your call may not from your local jurisdiction, we will share resources to ensure proper staffing and public safety.