Blue Ribbon Panel

The Blue Ribbon Panel was formed in December of 2012 and is comprised of 25 members that represent a broad cross section of the community. The mission of the panel is to assess the community’s perception of the (Sanford Police) Department’s ability to carry out its primary function to serve and protect the public as a whole and to identify strategies to transform the image of police-community relations in the City of Sanford from negative to positive and from insular to collaborative.

The Blue Ribbon Panel developed a Nine Point Plan that included:


-        Strategies to strengthen relationships with the community based on inclusion, trust and mutual respect for each other’s roles and responsibilities,

-        Strategies to promote and practice the use of effective communication that crosses racial, cultural and ethnic barriers,         

-        Strategies to create a shared vision and common commitment to community policing and crime prevention.            


Latest Progress Report

Police Department/Community Relations Assessment Report & Updates