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COVID-19 Links and Resources for Law Enforcement

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Overview

COVID-19 Links and Resources for Law Enforcement

 

A reference repository for law enforcement-related COVID-19 information from New York State agencies, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and professional associations.

 

Bookmark this site: DCJS will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

 

Please also visit the State’s main COVID-19 webpage: coronavirus.health.ny.gov.

 

Do you know of a COVID-19 resource that may be helpful to other criminal justice professionals in New York State?

Contact the Knowledge Bank at [email protected] or (518) 457-7301

 

COVID Alert NY

Smartphone application for COVID-19 exposure alerts

 

COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works or attends college in New York or New Jersey.

 

Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the app, which will allow you to receive an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

 

Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others.

 

Add your phone. Stop the spread.

New York State Guidance

Guidance and support issued by New York State agencies for law enforcement
 
Department of Health

 

Revised Testing Protocol for First Responders, Healthcare and Other Essential Workers

Updated interim guidance on the COVID-19 testing protocol for first responders, healthcare workers, and local healthcare departments

 

Essential Worker Testing Flyer 

COVID-19 testing information for essential workers

 

Guidance on Limiting Law Enforcement Exposure to COVID-19

Interim guidance and exposure mitigation strategies designed to help law enforcement personnel and agencies limit potential COVID-19 exposure

 

COVID-19 Guidance for 911 Public Safety Answering Points 

Guidance bulletin for 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PASPs) and Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs)

 

Advisory on Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

Guidance document pertaining to sexual assault exams and evidence collection during the COVID-19 state of emergency

 

Management of Decedent Personal Effects 

Document detailing the responsibilities of hospitals to secure the personal effects of deceased individuals including items of evidentiary value to law enforcement

 

Division of Criminal Justice Services

 

Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives Emergency Probation Procedures Memo

Guidance to probation departments regarding home visits and in-person contacts with probationers

 

Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives Memo Regarding Probation Officer Training and Certification

Memo detailing the suspension of portions of Rule 346.5 pertaining to probation officer training and certification

 

Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives Memo Regarding Ignition Interlock Devices

Guidance to probation departments pertaining to procedures and emergency relief related to the use and monitoring of ignition interlock devices

 

Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Directive Extending Document Expiration

Memo detailing the expiration extension of select DMV documents

 

Office of Court Administration

 

Order Extending Orders of Protection

Administrative Order from the Chief Administrative Judge extending criminal and civil temporary orders of protection 

 

Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

 

Letter to Law Enforcement Agencies

Guidance and reminders related to responding to domestic incident calls and assisting victims of domestic violence

 

When Home Isn’t Safe Flyer 

Domestic violence resource and contact information

 

Office of Victim Services

 

Crime Victim Notification Police Card

Printable victim assistance program information card for police distribution

 

Office of Addiction Services and Supports 

 

Guidance for New York State Behavioral Health Programs

Guidance recommendations for outpatient treatment and residential programs to prevent the spread of COVID-19

 

COVID-19 Guidance for Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Guidance and operating principles identifying outpatient addiction treatment programs as essential services 

 

New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force

 

Social Distancing Enforcement

Information about enforcement of gubernatorial Executive Orders designed to reduce social density

 

Department of State

 

Guidance for Code Enforcement Personnel 

Interpretation of the impact of Executive Order 202 on code enforcement officials and activities

 

Division of Human Rights

 

Fact Sheet on Discrimination Related to COVID-19  

Document designed for the public that advises persons harassed or threatened due to their COVID-19 status to contact local law enforcement or the New York State Hate Crimes Task Force

Law Enforcement Resources

Websites providing COVID-19 resources and information-sharing for law enforcement 

 

International Association of Chiefs of Police: Law Enforcement Information on COVID-19

A webpage dedicated to providing guidance to law enforcement on dozens of COVID-19-related sub-topics. Operates an online community where IACP members can ask questions and share resources.

 

American Society of Evidence-Based Policing: Law Enforcement COVID-19 Portal

A centralized information-sharing platform for police departments worldwide to share how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. Secure site, requires login with law enforcement email.

 

Police Executive Research Forum: Responding to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Contains up-to-date information on police COVID-19 response tactics, including an archive of daily reports sourced from law enforcement officials on how their agencies are responding to the threat posed by COVID-19. 

 

National Police Foundation: Coronavirus Resources for Law Enforcement

A dashboard-based site that tracks workforce impacts, number of officers that have been tested and diagnosed, and personal protection equipment (PPE) needs and projections. Contains a law enforcement-specific COVID-19 FAQ section and a COVID-19 search tool targeted to first responders.

 

National District Attorneys Association: COVID-19 Prosecutor and Court Resources

A webpage designed to provide prosecutors with current information, effective best practices, and targeted resources to help keep their communities safe and secure during COVID-19.

 

National Sheriffs' Association: Coronavirus Information for Sheriff’s Offices

An information sharing platform for COVID-19 support for Sheriffs’ law enforcement operations and emergency corrections coordination.

 

American Probation and Parole Association: COVID-19 Community Corrections Response

A webpage containing COVID-19 resources and materials specific to community corrections.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know About COVID-19

Concise guidance sheet for law enforcement from the CDC pertaining to contact, exposure limitation, and PPE usage.

COVID-19-Related Webinars

Upcoming or previously recorded COVID-19-related webinars for law enforcement

 

Previously Recorded

 

 

 

 

 

  • Prosecutors Against Gun Violence: Prosecutors Respond to COVID-19 - virtual summit on the public safety challenges that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, including domestic violence, child abuse, firearm-related issues, and jail release

 

 

  • American Probation and Parole Association: Probation Officers on the Front Lines Against COVID-19 - roundtable discussion on the impact that COVID-19 has had on community corrections line staff including, insight into the needs of officers, ways to manage workloads, and develop strategies to effectively engage individuals on supervision in a virtual space

 

New York Forward

New York will reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic on a regional basis. 

 

As each region meets established criteria designed to protect public health, businesses may reopen. The phased plan, entitled New York Forward, focuses on getting people back to work and easing social isolation, without triggering renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus or overwhelming the hospital system.

 

New York Forward 

 

Metrics Guiding the Regional Reopening Process 

 

Regional Monitoring Dashboard 

 

New York Forward Book: A Guide to Reopening New York & Building Back Better 

Contact Information

 
Contact the NYS Department of Health

Have COVID-19 health questions? Call the Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline or ask DOH a question.

1-888-364-3065

 

Contact the NYS Office Mental Health

Feeling overwhelmed? The NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support helpline is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help.

1-844-863-9314

 

Contact the Division of Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank

Do you know of a COVID-19 resource that may be helpful to other criminal justice professionals in New York State? Contact the Knowledge Bank.

518-457-7301

[email protected]