Boardman Ohio Police Chief: “We’re just looking for compliance.”

Thank them for their service, and do everything you can to make sure they go home safely.  It’s your duty.

Although police will still arrive on the scene of an emergency when called, Werth said dispatchers are asking more questions.

“As far as, is anybody sick? Have they been sick? Have they shown any symptoms? So we’re able to give a little more of a heads up to give our police officers, our firefighters, our EMS,” he said.

A note was placed on the township doors, thanking the officers. Werth said that although getting support from the community is nice, make sure you maintain your social distance.

“We still have that interaction when you’re talking to one of our officers on the street. We want you 6 to 8 feet away. Thank them for their service,” he said.