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If you were to ask all Sandy City employees if they were here over forty-two years ago, only one person could answer “yes”. Pauline Lopez was hired on December 15, 1975, starting as a dispatcher. Not just for the Police Department - also for Public Works, Public Utilities, and the Fire Department. As the on-call dispatcher, Pauline worked extra-long hours, often at a moment’s notice. When working a graveyard shift and then a day shift back-to-back with a husband and young family to care for, sleep was somewhat of a luxury for Pauline.
She then moved to the Police Department, processing reports and doing report review. She reviewed and processed every police report for the City. As Sandy grew, the records department eventually became its own division and Pauline became the first Records Manager over the division in the early 1990’s.
Pauline has supervised up to twenty-six people at one time over the years. With technology changing, there are now ten people that she oversees. She has worked under seven different Chiefs of Police to date.
Pauline Lopez is an excellent example of the loyalty of so many employees, dedicated to serving the citizens of Sandy.