REDDING, Calif.- The Redding Police Department launched a new feature where people can report “non-essential” businesses violating the stay-at-home order.
The tool is called “Report Stay-at-Home Violations" and it’s available on the Redding Police Department’s website.
The tool is meant to crackdown on businesses not complying with the California’s stay-at-home order. RPD says they receive several from people about businesses staying open that may not be considered “essential.”
They’re hoping the online reporting tool will help reduce the number of calls that they receive.
Action News Now spoke to a woman who says the tool is a good idea, but not necessary.
“I don’t think we should start policing each other, but I think at the=is point people have enough information on how to approach businesses and how to seek services like that,” says Mervi Hentila, who lives in Shasta County.
The Redding Police Department says violations will be cross-reported to Shasta County Public Health.
If the business is not considered “essential,” Shasta County Public Health will visit the business to help educate the business owner.
The police department says if the business remains open, they will start cracking down.