Bradburn Brief: Public Safety
Dear Sandy Resident,
Public safety is consistently the top priority of Sandy residents. Sandy enjoys a low crime rate which is due to the hard work of our highly trained first responders. As a child of a police officer, I witnessed firsthand the sacrifices these individuals make to serve our community. Long hours, low pay, tragic circumstances, and threats to personal safety are an everyday occurrence for these men and women. We owe them a great deal of gratitude and respect.
Not only does the Sandy City Fire and Police Departments offer a high level of service in responding to emergencies but they also offer numerous programs and training to Sandy residents. The Sandy Police Department offers a Vacation Watch program that informs the department when you are away from home so officers and volunteers can keep a lookout for anything suspicious. Sandy City Police also offers a Drug Take-Back program that is available for safe disposal of unwanted and/or expired medications. Proper disposal of your medications will help to reduce the nationwide threat of prescription drug abuse and keeps them out of our water supplies. You can find information about these programs and the other services they provide by visiting https://sandy.utah.gov/departments/police-department.
The Sandy City Fire Department serves the community in additional ways by hosting a Babysitting Academy where children ages 12-14 can become certified in babysitting and learn what to do in case of an emergency. The department also offers First Aid and CPR classes once a month to certify residents in providing life-saving measures. They train Sandy businesses on how to evacuate and plan for a fire, as well as provide first aid care to employees. You can learn more about these and other programs offered by visiting sandy.utah.gov/departments/fire-department. I hope you will take advantage of these and the numerous other programs Sandy’s first responders provide.
Lastly, please remember that you can always connect with us to get more information by going to our city websites sandy.utah.gov and SandyNow.com and by accessing our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for daily updated information. Please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you.
Mayor Kurt Bradburn