STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Chief Mark Ballard said the department began making prepartions for COVID-19 a month ago.
Since that time the department came up with 21 operational changes. The biggest is the sanitation station at each entrance. Officers must disinfect their shoes, hands, and equipment upon entering the building.
Officer also wear masks on patrols and can no longer patrol with officers in the car.
The department will also temporarily suspend serving misdemeanor traffic, violation of probation, and contempt warrants.