(KTEN) — In the days since the devastating storms on April 27, local law enforcement officers have had to shift their mindset when responding to different calls.

"There's obviously going to be some hiccups in our normal day routine, you know, with the disaster that occurred," said Marietta police Chief Brett Harris.

His crew has been working hard all over the city since the storms hit.

Officers are having to adapt when juggling storm relief efforts and crime-related issues. But Harris said this is not impacting their productivity in the field.

"Usually, we only have one or two on duty at a time anyway, so when they're not responding to calls, they've been helping with traffic control, and disaster related incidents," he said.

When a call comes in, they are ready to respond at a moment's notice.

"When something comes about, the officer will go and handle that situation, and then go back to the storm disaster recovery," Harris said.

In Sulphur, there are some mixed feelings when it comes to law enforcement handling these issues.

"I could see some concern in that area, we are a little thin anyway,” said Sulphur resident Traci Fires, who remains optimistic. "I think that they'll come together and figure out what they need to do, and come up with a game plan."

Other people, like Kimberly Dyson-Pope, believe even with the added responsibilities, the officers are doing a fine job.

"I'm sure with the storm, they probably have been a little thinner than usual, but I haven't seen any problems with it," she said.

Chief Harris believes outside forces, like the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Lighthorse Police, are partly responsible for their coverage.

"Without them, this would not have been as possible as what it has been," he said.