KCKPD launches stay-at-home non-compliance hotline

Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 14:31:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People concerned about businesses not complying with the stay-at-home order in Kansas City, Kansas, can now call a special hotline set up by the police department.

KCKPD said it launched its “COVID-19 Non-Compliant Business Hotline” Thursday to give Wyandotte County residents an outlet to report businesses or people they think are not following the order.

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The line, reached at 913-255-4788, will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In their messages, residents are asked to leave their name, a call-back number, the address of the business or person they believe is in non-compliance, a contact name for the business if possible, and “the nature of the perceived violation.”

KCKPD asked businesses to self-comply to eliminate the need for officers’ enforcement.

Officers will explain the stay-at-home order to reported businesses or people, and only issue a citation if they refuse to comply.