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Public safety response to COVID-19

Tehachapi Police Department


March 14, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tehachapi Police Department, working in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, is implementing new procedures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The purpose is to ensure the health and safety of our community as public safety is our number one priority. The Tehachapi Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have procedures in place to provide mutual aid on a local and state level should a law enforcement agency have staffing issues due to illness.

We are requesting the public’s cooperation when they call emergency services to alert us if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 so we can have an appropriate response.

The Tehachapi Police Department will continue to respond to all calls for service from the public. However, if a member of the public is calling to report an incident that is not life-threatening and not in-progress, we encourage you to utilize our online reporting system at or request a report be taken over the phone. These procedures will enable us to limit our contact with the public for the safety and protection of community members and peace officers. For non-emergencies, please contact the Tehachapi Police Department Communications Center at (661) 822-2222.

The Kern County Public Health Department has not reported any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County. We encourage people to monitor the latest impacts of coronavirus by visiting the following websites from these trusted sources:

The Tehachapi Police Department is monitoring the situation closely while working in partnership with our local, state and federal partners to ensure the safety of our community and employees.


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