March 23, 2020
CANISTEO, NY – From Canisteo Police Chief Kyle Amidon:
In order to keep our officer’s well and continue to fight to serve our residents during this trying time, we are closing our department workspace to all non-essential public contact. Our lobby will remain open for walk-in complaints and we will still be responding to calls.
If you do need an officer to respond to a complaint we are asking you to, if possible, call the station. We are asking you to please meet the officer outside of your home on a response. Officers will, when possible, keep their distance in order to avoid the transfer of the virus. Officers are following strict protocol and procedures to keep distance and avoid all possible contact if necessary. Officers are equipped with masks, gloves and disinfectant at all times. If you are not feeling well please advise responding units on time of arrival.
Please call 607-698-4211 or 911 if you need our help or are aware of someone else that needs us. Thank you!
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. –Henry Ford
Police Chief K. C. Amidon