This year, 35 million school children around the world – 26 million of whom are in the U.S. – will benefit from the D.A.R.E. program This highly acclaimed program gives children the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, or violence. D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in nearly 80 percent of our nation’s school districts and 54 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children in 5th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
Do you need someone to help keep tabs on your residence or business while you’re away on vacation? We can help. Give us a call at 815-786-7261 or stop by the police department to find out how your house or business can be added to our House Check list. When you are on our house check list we make every effort to stop by and make sure the doors to your house or business are secure and that there are no signs of a break-in or criminal activity.
An Extra Patrol list is maintained by the police department. This list is typically reserved for geographic areas and properties that have been victimized by criminal activity or plagued by suspicious circumstances. For example, if your neighborhood suffered a rash of burglary to vehicle reports, criminal damage to property, graffiti, etc an area or specific address could be added to the Extra Patrol list. This list is available daily to our officers and every attempt is made to identify, prevent, and eliminate the criminal activity in the area.
It has happened to all of us. You locked your keys in the car on lunch break. It’s snowing and you slid into a ditch. Your car died at the most inopportune time. You realize that ‘E’ didn’t mean ‘Enough’ and it actually meant you’re about to run out of gas! We can help stranded motorists out, whether it be extracting your locked keys from your car or helping you contact a tow company. Give us a call on our NON-EMERGENCY phone number 815-786-7261. Please note that while we understand that the situation may feel like an emergency for you, we may be handling more pressing calls for service elsewhere in the city. Be patient and we’d be happy to help you as soon as we can. You may also note that we can only assist motorists within our city limits. We don’t like to brag, but we are ONE OF THE FEW police departments left in the area that assist with keys locked in the car…
There may come a time when you need to get fingerprinted for work, a concealed carry license, or otherwise. Stop by our police department to request an officer to fingerprint you. Note that you must present proof of residency in the City of Sandwich and provide $5 for the service. Please bring your own fingerprint cards, which are typically provided by the entity requiring you to be fingerprinted. This service is based on officer availability.
Child Seat Installation
Civilian members of our Support Services Division are certified as car seat installers. It’s important to have a certified professional install your child’s car seat. Please call the Sandwich Police Department at 815-786-7261 to make an appointment. The service is free, however only available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) depending on staff availability. Appointments are encouraged.
Are you a Criminal Justice major or maybe just interested in becoming a Police Officer? If the answer is YES and you are 18 years of age or older give us a call at 815-786-7261 and ask about a ride along! If you are approved to ride with an officer you will be required to sign a waiver of liability and may be subject to a background check before being allowed to participate. We consider serious inquiries only.
To better serve our citizens with special needs, please download the Special Needs Emergency Information Form and email it to Support Services Supervisor Wendy Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Sandwich Public Safety Center! The information provided in this form will be stored in our database and available to our officers when responding to calls for service.