Although many people have questions regarding the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order signed by Governor Whitmer, Berrien County residents are requested to not call the Berrien County Public Safety Dispatch Center with their questions or concerns regarding possible violations. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Health Department to attempt to handle these calls through the Berrien County COVID-19 Response Hotline (800) 815-5485. “We need to keep our dispatchers available to answer 9-1-1 calls and other calls for service where a police, fire or EMS response is needed,” said 9-1-1 Director Dave Agens.
Sheriff Paul Bailey is asking residents to review the Executive Order before making a formal complaint, since many exceptions apply. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has established an online tip form to handle the non-emergency reports of violations of the Executive Order issued by the Governor. This tip form can be found at www.bcsheriff.org/ExecutiveOrderTip.