Chambersburg Police Will Enforce Business Closures

Chambersburg Police Will Enforce Business Closures

Now that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has declared an official state of emergency over the Coronavirus pandemic, Chambersburg police will begin enforcing his business closure order.

Chief Ron Comacho
Chambersburg Police Chief Ron Comacho

Chief Ron Comacho said Wolf’s recent action also invoked his authority to use state and local resources to enforce it.This, he said, gave local police the authority to enforce the governor’s order that all non-life essential businesses shut down. The order went into effect at 8 p.m. Friday but actual enforcement became effective at 12:01 a.m. today.

“The men and women of the Chambersburg Police Department understand that the current crisis is unprecedented and evolving,” Comacho said. ”Patience and understanding during this time is key.“

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The Chambersburg Police Department will be educating those businesses that defy the order with a goal of getting compliance. Businesses that don’t comply with the governor’s order will receive citations, Comacho said.

Owners who want to appeal their businesses placement on the non-life essential list can do so using these email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected]

The submission of an appeal does not circumvent the enforcement of the order, Comacho said.

“I want to assure all members of the Greater Chambersburg community that the officers of the Chambersburg Police Department will continue to be professional, maintain their composure, educate the public, and carry out the business of law enforcement in the Borough,” he said,

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