“Beginning Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6:00am, police officers will no longer be dispatched to the following calls,” the memo states, going on to list 13 offenses, including “reckless damage,” “runaways,” and “interference with child custody.”

The memo does list certain exceptions in which a 9-1-1 operator could still dispatch an officer, including when “a call taker hears an ongoing disturbance or distress,” or when a caller is “visually or hearing impaired or [has an] intellectual disability.”



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