Local law enforcement discuss how they will enforce shelter-in-place order

The state-wide shelter in place order goes into effect at 5 p.m. today, but many people are still left with questions.

One of the main questions we’ve seen circulating online and on social media is how are police officers going to enforce this new order?

News 25 spoke with Major Chris De Back who says police officers will be extra vigilant during this time. “If we see a vehicle going down the road for instance, right now a lot of cities on the Coast have the curfew that’s going into effect from 11 at night to 5 a.m. During the daytime we are going to assume they are going to an essential business. If someone is out and about we might contact them and make sure that they are going to an essential business or their place of business if its nonessential. Under the order, we are given the authority to enforce it and what we have at our discretion is the use of disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, laws such as that.”

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