Police Department

The Sanford Police Department is a nationally accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

We are committed to providing the residents of Sanford with the highest level of police service by meeting nationally set standards of police excellence through model policies, procedures and practices.
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Mission
The Police Department shall enforce all laws and ordinances of the City of Sanford and the State of North Carolina, and shall at all times preserve the peace, protect the property and the safety of the citizens of the City of Sanford.

Code of Ethics
The Sanford Police Department is dedicated to the "Law Enforcement Code of Ethics" which reads in part: "...I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement."