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BCSO: Law enforcement escorts to begin into evacuation areas

The office is asking requests to be limited to urgent needs only.

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 7:37 PM
Updated: Sep 22, 2020 4:10 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office will soon have officers escorting people into evacuation areas.

The office says due to limited resources, they are asking requests to be limited to urgent needs only. Visits are also limited to 15 minutes.

The fire information call center will also begin accepting phone calls for escort requests on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. The call center will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The phone number for the call center, which also provides evacuation map assistance, is 530-552-3010.

Calling in will not place the request at a higher priority than those who submitted a request online, according to the office. Duplicate entries will also not show higher priority.

Once processed and approved, officers will call the requestor to schedule the visit.

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"The time it will take to receive a scheduling call from a law enforcement officer will vary based upon on several factors, including the accessibility and safety of the requested area, along with the number and type of requests received," the office shared in a press release.

The office said to be patient and not to contact dispatch or the call center as they have no part in the review process.

Those who are requesting an escort into an area still under an Evacuation Order will be required to sign a waiver and consent form before going. Requestors will also need to bring a photo ID and proof of residency, or lawful possession of the property they wish to visit.

The office said minors under 18 will not be let in for any reason.

The office also requests if someone does request to be escorted to facilitate illegal activity, enforcement action may be taken.

For a link to the online request form, CLICK HERE. You can also visit the BCSO website, HERE.

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