THE region's police force continue their united front to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading to the community and themselves.
Chifley Police District acting Superintendent Bruce Grassick said Chifley police have very strong relationships with their neighbouring commands, who are all working together in the face of COVID-19.
To minimise any risk of transmission, Chifley and the Central West Police Districts - who have a number of officers who live in Bathurst but work in Orange, and vice versa - have arranged for staff who normally travel to instead work in their home towns.
Supt Grassick said the arrangement will help limit both exposure to and the potential spread of Covid-19.
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Supt Grassick said police are also continuing to work with neighbouring commands and Traffic and Highway Patrol ensuring compliance with the Public Health Orders, saying keeping the community safe was an absolute priority.
"There is a lot of work being done in that space."
But he said the most important thing for people to do was stay home.
"I'll reiterate again ... stay at home and stay safe," he said.
"We will continue to be enforcing Public Health Orders, and unfortunately we a still seeing a number of people who are non compliant" he said.
"It is very disappointing.
"If everyone is doing the right thing it will help keep people safe and prevent the virus being communicable across the community.
"At the moment, everyone needs to be on the same page here," he said.
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On Wednesday a new operation was launched to support the local community in ensuring compliance with stay-at-home orders issued in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas.
As part of the local response, officers from Central West Police District and Chifley Police District are conducting high-visibility proactive patrols, compliance checks on businesses and individuals.
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