Message from the Chief

Message from the Chief

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Welcome to the Sanford Police Department (SPD) web-page. It is my honor to serve as the Chief of Police within the community of Sanford and to lead the men and women of this Department.

The foundation of the Sanford Police Department are based on three guiding principles (1) Integrity: In how we perform our duties (2) Dedication: To our community and providing quality services and (3) Pride: In our City, the Communities within and our Department.

Through the years, the Sanford Police Department has developed into a multi-faceted law enforcement team providing comprehensive services to the City of Sanford through the Operations and Support Services Divisions. That team approach has created partnerships between local churches, community groups, and businesses, as well as other local, state and federal agencies.

As we face tough economic times, the need for a strong, viable partnership between the SPD and our community is more important than ever. We recognize that a safe City with a high quality of life can only be achieved through a strong and active partnership between the police officers and the members of the community. We welcome your ideas, time, and talents in helping us advance such partnerships.

Currently the City of Sanford Police Department has 130 sworn officers and 17 civilian employees. The men and women of the SPD are proud of the partnership they have created with our community. The Sanford Police Department has many specialized units to better serve the citizens within our community. The units include: Traffic, K-9, Investigations, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention and Community Policing Officers.

Please utilize the City website to stay informed. Let me know how we can make it a better source of information flow between SPD and the community we serve. If we can be of service to you please contact us at 407-688-5070.

Thank you for your interest in the Sanford Police Department we appreciate your support.

Cecil E. Smith
Chief of Police


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815 Historic Goldsboro Blvd.
Sanford, Fl 32771
Phone: 407.688.5070
Fax: 407.688.5071

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Sanford Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status.