Temple Police Still Responding to Calls During COVID-19
Officers are responding in person to calls that require an officer on scene
TEMPLE, TX (April 6, 2020) – The Temple Police Department has and will continue to respond in person to calls for service that require an officer to be present on scene.
This includes crimes in progress, disturbances in progress and calls involving violence or the potential for violence. Calls of this nature will be met with an in-person response by police officers.
However, for the protection of our residents and officers and to maintain social distancing requirements, the department encourages residents to report certain non-emergency incidents online or by phone when possible. Residents can use the department's online reporting platform by using the following link: http://bit.ly/3b7Ln6C. Additionally, the department has assigned officers to assist citizens with crime-related questions and to take reports by phone. Reports will only be taken by phone in situations where an officer's presence is not needed on scene.
Types of crimes that can be submitted online include:
- Burglary of a coin-operated machine
- Criminal mischief
- Debit/credit card abuse
- Harassing phone call
- Lost property
- Reckless damage
In the event of an emergency, dial 911 to request immediate response from an officer. For non-emergencies, dial 254-298-5500 or use the link above to submit a report online.
Media Relations Specialist