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Tehachapi Police Department announces changes to their administrative services procedures

-- submitted by the Tehachapi Police Department

Following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the Office of the Governor of California and the Kern County Public Health Department, the Tehachapi Police Department is taking precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Lobby counter services at the Tehachapi Police Department, located at 220 West C St., will be unavailable until further notice. We are making every effort to continue providing all essential administrative services to our community through other means described below.

At this time, we will continue to respond to ALL calls for service. As a reminder, we have telephonic and online reporting systems in place to aid in responding to service requests that are not emergencies, or that are no longer in-progress. The community is encouraged to continue to use these reporting platforms in order to preserve public safety availability for emergencies. The online reporting system is accessible on the Tehachapi Police Department’s webpage: https://www.liveuptehachapi.com/313/Online-Reporting-System.

Again, to prevent the spread of this illness, we are requesting the public alert public safety personnel if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 when they call emergency services so we can ensure an appropriate response.

These procedures will enable us to limit our person to person contact with the public for the safety and protection of community members and peace officers, and reduce the likelihood of transmission.

If you need immediate police assistance, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please contact the Tehachapi Police Communications Center at (661) 822-2222.

Temporary Administrative Services Procedures:

Vehicle Release – Please call (661) 822-2222. Payments, if necessary, will require a Visa or Mastercard. No other forms of payment are accepted at this time.

Copy of a Police Report / Public Records Requests – Please go to https://cityoftehachapica.nextrequest.com/.

Court Mandated Registration – By appointment only. Please call (661) 822-2222.

Citizen Complaint or Commendation – Please call (661) 822-2222 to be directed to an on-duty supervisor. Complaint/Commendation forms are also available via mail.

Correctable Violation Citations (fix-it tickets) / Warrant Citations – Please contact an officer in the field for inspections related to correctable vehicle violation citations or to receive a new court date for a misdemeanor warrant.