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Alberta RCMP update detachment services amidst COVID-19 spread

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The federal privacy watchdog has accused the RCMP of ignoring his office's efforts to investigate complaints about the national police force's failure to respond to information requests from the public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta RCMP are trying to keep their members safe from contracting COVID-19 by reducing unnecessary contact with people.

Detachments will suspend all non-critical front counter service as well as non-urgent fingerprinting which will only be done in exceptional circumstances.

RCMP are also asking the public to help limit contact by consulting their phone directory list if assistance can be provided over the phone.

If you need personal contact with an officer that will be determined on the phone.

These actions are being taken to ensure essential services aren’t impacted by the virus.