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The Sanford Police Department has received a grant to provide evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction to Sanford/Springvale residents. Selected persons will receive medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone combined with behavioral therapy. The current grant will fund this treatment effort through June 30, 2018; however, we hope that the State will offer a new grant opportunity which will extend the treatment period for another two years.

If you are addicted to opioids, are a Sanford/Springvale resident, and you have a true desire to stop using opioids, then speak to any Sanford Police Officer. The first step is to complete an interview and screening. The screening sheet will be forwarded to a community-based opioid treatment program, currently Grace Street Services in South Sanford, and Nasson Health Care in Springvale. Your application will be screened by the treatment provider and you will be notified if you are accepted into the program.

Our grant has limited funds. Once accepted into the program, you will be expected to follow all of the rules to include:

• Demonstrating a sincere desire to stop using opioids, as determined by the treatment provider
• Attending group sessions and individual counselling as directed by the treatment provider
• Arranging for your own transportation to and from the treatment site
• Submitting to random drug tests, possibly multiple times a week
• Submitting to Suboxone strip counts, to include used packaging
• Joining a 12-step program and obtaining a sponsor
• Providing a working telephone number on which you may be reached seven days a week
• Avoiding any and all criminal conduct

I know. There are a lot of rules. You should know that any violations of the rules may result in your removal from the program. The available funds are limited, and there are too many people who need help. This is a serious program for serious people. Do not even bother to apply unless you are ready to stop using opioids right now, and are prepared to work hard. It will not be easy, but we, the Police and the community treatment providers, are willing to help you.

This is not a diversion program. If you are facing criminal charges, those charges will not be dismissed as a part of the program. If you turn-in any drugs and/or paraphernalia to a police officer during this process, you will not be charged with a crime or violation.

If you have decided that you do not want to die, and you truly wish to stop using opioids, then talk to any Sanford Police Officer.

Chief Connolly

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We are hiring! Tuesday, June 20, 2017


We are looking for applicants for a full time Police Officer. Citizens can download an application on our website at www.sanfordpd.com or at the City Hall Human Resource Dept. The deadline to apply is June 30th by 4:30 pm.

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REQUESTS FOR SANFORD PD PATCH Saturday, December 5, 2015



The Sanford Police Department receives numerous requests from police patch collectors and law enforcement enthusiast around the world. The distribution of the Sanford Police Department uniform shoulder patch is restricted and it is our policy to only issue uniform patches to authorized employees of the department. For security reasons the uniform patch is not available to the public and is not available for purchase.



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City of Sanford Parking Ban/Ordinance Friday, November 13, 2015

Please read the below city ordinance that runs between December 1st and April 1st for the listed streets. During a city wide parking ban there is no on street parking allowed. We will update you when possible via Facebook. Parking ban info will also be on the City's website and news outlets. Please remember that if you are parked on the street during a ban you are subject to a parking ticket and your vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense. We rely heavily on your cooperation so that the streets and sidewalks can be cleared for pedestrian and vehicular travel.
A. The Director of Public Works (or his designee) may declare that an emergency exists any time during the calendar year. The emergency shall be announced by notifying local radio and television media, by notifying other public safety departments of the Town, and by other appropriate methods. The declaration of an emergency shall be accompanied by a ban on on-street parking. The announcement shall include the duration of the parking ban and that parking is prohibited on any public way until the parking ban is lifted.

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Sanford Police Department Offers Public Anonymous Text Tip Line Sanford Police Department Offers Public Anonymous Text Tip Line Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 Sanford, Maine – The Sanford Police Department has partnered with Sanford Regional Communications Center to offer a service known as “Text-a-Tip,” that allows the public to anonymously submit information to the Police Department.

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