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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19: Message from Police Chief

Community of Issaquah,

The Issaquah Police Department is working hard to ensure public safety during this difficult time. 

It is critically important that we as a community follow the steps requested or ordered by federal, state, and local government officials. Following these guidelines represents our best opportunity to slow and reduce the spread of this dangerous illness. 

We understand people in essential services will need to keep working, and that people will still need to tend to essential needs like grocery shopping. Our community members have shown they understand the severity of the situation and we are all doing what we can to keep ourselves, families and neighbors safe and healthy. 

While the Governor’s order does come with the force of law, the Issaquah Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the region prefer to gain compliance. When our officers encounter people not complying with an order, we will remind them, as appropriate, of the recommendations and restrictions in place. Law enforcement has no desire to make any arrests or take anybody to jail for violations, however, we will enforce the laws needed to keep the community safe.

Do your part. Help keep our community safe. Stay home and save lives!

Scott Behrbaum | Chief of Police

Issaquah Police Department

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