Police - Programs & Services


ErnestoThe Department has a number of tools to enforce speed limits in neighborhoods. Time permitting, officers can monitor speeds with radar and laser instruments. In addition, the city's radar speed trailer can be utilized to display motorists' speeds. Residents can help out by noting the license plate and vehicle description of chronic speeders.  Simply give the department a call (503-668-5566) or use the on-line form (Home page, "Contact Us" tab, "Service Request Form").


The police department recognizes that many of the citizens of our community own firearms for different lawful purposes.  We encourage all gun owners to responsibly secure them against inappropriate use by children and unauthorized adults.  To help facilitate this, the police department has acquired gunlocks and will provide them free of charge to anyone who requests them.  Gunlocks may be obtained at the business office during regular business hours.  If you require assistance in the proper application of the gunlock, an available officer can advise you.


In an effort to keep our community and water supply safe, the Sandy Police Department has installed a drug disposal box (see picture below).  Citizens may come to the police department during normal business hours to dispose of unwanted/expired prescription drugs and medications.  No appointment is necessary and medications can be dropped off anonymously.  The box is conveniently located in the main lobby of the police department.  Items that can be dropped off include:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Drug Disposal Box
  • Drug Disposal Box
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Pain Patches
  • Pet Medications
  • Prescription Ointments & Creams
  • Inhalers
  • Cough Syrups (please seal any liquids in a zip-lock bag)

This box is NOT intended for needles or syringes; those items should be disposed of in an approved sharps container.

All drugs received by the police department are taken to a commercial incinerator for destruction so it is not necessary to remove labels or personal identification from bottles before using the drop box.

For citizens who have a larger supply of unwanted drugs to return, or require documentation of disposal, an appointment can be made with our Evidence Technician who will receive them for you.  Please call 503-489-2191 to schedule an appointment.


The Sandy Police Department will accept firearms and ammunition for proper disposal.  Guns and ammunition can be surrendered by calling the Evidence Technician at 503-489-2191 for an appointment.

Explosive materials, such as old blasting caps, should never be transported.  Please call us and we will arrange for the proper agency to assist you.


Stop.Think.Connect. is a national public awareness effort to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet safety by challenging the American public to be more vigilant about practicing good "cyber hygiene."  It will persuade Americans to see Internet safety as a shared responsibility - at home, in the workplace, and in our communities - and demonstrate that shared responsibility by bringing together a coalition of federal, state and local government, as well as private sector partners.

The creation of Stop.Think.Connect. was the result of an intensive collaborative effort over the past year from the Online Consumer Security and Safety Messaging Convention, an effort organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG), key industry leaders, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Led by the Department of Homeland Security, the ultimate goal of Stop.Think.Connect. is to raise awareness among the American public about the need to strengthen cybersecurity - and to generate and communicate new approaches and strategies to help Americans increase their safety and security online.

Also, check out "Links" on the left side of this page for additional information about this campaign.

For more information on common myths and keeping your computer and electronic information safe and secure, please visit:



Effective January 1, 2014 the city will begin issuing alarm permits in an effort to help reduce the number of false alarms the Sandy Police Department receives.  Below is a printable alarm permit application as well as information about the alarm ordinance and FAQs.

filecabinet About the Alarm Ordinance & FAQs
filecabinet SPD_Alarm_Permit_Application_07-03-2014.doc


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