Faced with rising gasoline bills, the Michigan Police Department will handle non-emergency calls over the phone

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I have instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone. This would be non-in-progress calls, non-life-threatening calls, calls that do not require evidence collection or documentation. Deputies will continue to provide patrols to all areas of the county, they will respond to those calls that need to be managed in person. Any call that is in progress with active suspects will involve a response by the deputies. I want to assure the community that safety is our primary goal, and we will continue to respond to those types of calls.

Higher gas prices, according to a Michigan police agency, have pushed them to reconsider how they handle non-emergency calls. In a Facebook post this week, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office in Central Michigan, which includes Mt. Pleasant, claimed that owing to increasing fuel prices, deputies have been urged to handle what they can over the phone: Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pain at the pump as well. With many months till the budget reset, we have used all of the monies allocated to gasoline.

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  • Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main. Gas prices in Michigan were at an average of $5.21 per gallon statewide, as of June 8, with Isabella County around $5.18, both above the national average of $4.95 per gallon, according to AAA data. Copyright 2022 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.

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