Tazewell PD not responding to non-emergency 911 cases due to COVID-19

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of the story was written to make it seem like Claiborne and Tazewell law enforcement will not respond to non-emergency calls. The Facebook post from Tazewell only mentions their department. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office later posted their own protocols. Apologies for the inconvenience)

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Officials in Claiborne County announced Saturday they will no longer be responding to non-emergency calls for the time being.

That announcement came from the Tazewell Police Department Facebook page.

This includes reports or minor parking lot crashes.

The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office also posted new protocols they’ll be adhering to during the pandemic on Facebook.

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