WHITEHOUSE POLICE RESPONSE TO COVID-19
As citizens continue to enact precautions to limit potential exposure to all viruses, including COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the Whitehouse Police Department would like to remind citizens that one precaution is the practice of social distancing. Social Distancing is an infection control strategy that reduces the duration and closeness of social contacts which limits the transmission of an infectious disease. To help with this, if you need a police report, there are two different ways to file a report if interaction with the police and/or public is not needed.
First, you can file most reports from your phone by calling 419-877-9191. This number can be used Monday through Friday, between 9:00am-2:00pm, when our Safety Office Assistant is in the office. She can take your information and have an officer contact you to take your report. After hours, please contact the Lucas County Communications Center at 419-243-5111. Please provide the Calltaker your name, the nature of your call, provide your phone number, and a Whitehouse Police officer will be notified to return your call.
Types of Calls for Service that can be taken over the phone:
- Past offense property crimes
- Identity Fraud
- HouseWatch requests
We will continue to respond to ALL emergencies, traffic crashes, crimes in progress, and personal crimes. FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 911!
To request copies of police or traffic crash reports:
Contact our Safety Office Assistant via 419-877-9191 (M-F, 9:00am-2:00pm)
or email email@example.com
Please provide your name, report number (if known) and a contact number.
Reports can be sent via U.S. Postal Service, FAX, or email.
The Whitehouse Police Department reminds everyone that there is no need for panic and that these minor changes are precautionary and an effort to help citizens feel safer and reduce the likelihood of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Friday, March 13, 2020 – The Village of Whitehouse is working closely with the Lucas County Health Department, Lucas County EMA, and the Ohio Department of Health. As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, the Village is taking necessary precautions to help minimize the amount of people affected and to help slow the threat of the virus.
Ohio Governor DeWine has strongly urged communities to cancel public gatherings, events, concerts, etc. Because of this, The Village of Whitehouse is limiting in-person interactions. Governor DeWine has indicated that the state will be aggressive in their response and that individuals will be responsible for helping to stop the spread of the virus.
Please know that business will continue operating as normally as possible. While physical access will be reduced, the Village will continue to serve the needs of the public and answer questions using technology. The Village’s goal is to be proactive so that Village services are not reduced or stopped because of the spread of COVID-19.
The Village is taking extra care and asking employees and the general public to implement social distancing, limit attendance at large public gatherings, increase the use of disinfectants, and practice safe hygiene (frequent hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs, staying home if ill, etc.).
EFFECTIVE AS OF 9:00a.m. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020:
All Village buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. This closure includes Village Hall (6925 Providence St.) and the Police Department, Public Works Maintenance Area (11295 Waterville), and the Fire Department (10550 Waterville St.). Scheduling of all non-emergency water and sewer appointments will be suspended. The Depot Restroom on Providence Street will remain open to the public.
The Village is taking the spread of this virus very seriously and is here to attempt to answer any and all questions. Please feel free to reach out to any staff member by phone or email and we will do our best to assist you. Rest assured when we are able to return to normal operations, we will notify you in a timely manner. Thank you for your assistance and consideration.
Public Service Department: 419-877-5383
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR EMAIL
Whitehouse Fire Department: 419-877-0363
FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFF EMAILS
Whitehouse Police Department: 419-877-9191 (9 am – 2 pm)
After Hours — Lucas County Dispatch: 419-243-5111
POLICE STAFF EMAILS
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – The Village of Whitehouse has been working closely with all Federal, State, and Local resources to ensure operational readiness during this COVID-19 pandemic. We partner with and take guidance from the following Ohio information sources, and we urge our residents to also stay updated with the facts.
Rest assured that your Village leaders are prepared, both with an internal operational plan and our commitment to providing you services. It is important to note that this message is not meant to spur panic, but to help our residents find accurate information, particularly while this situation is still developing. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Village administration and safety services.
Our community always has been one that cares for others. Of course during this time we all will be checking on our families, friends, and neighbors, but we ask you to do so with regard to the recommended guidelines to limit the spread of this coronavirus. And remember, simple hand washing is our best defense!