Sweet Home Police Department

  • Agency: Sweet Home Police Department
  • Address: 1950 Main St, Sweet Home, 97386 OR
  • Chief: Robert H Burford (Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 367-5181
Fax: (541) 367-5235

Sweet Home Police Department is located at 1950 Main St, Sweet Home, 97386 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert H Burford. The Sweet Home Police Department phone number is (541) 367-5181.

Sweet Home Police Department News

Another successful Down Town Trick or Treating Event with SHPD Officers & Volunteers, McGruff and Future Police Officers!!

Several of our officers were invited to participate in Hawthorne Elementary's Halloween carnival today. Both the officers and the students had a fantastic time. With Halloween fast approaching we would like to take this time to remind all to be as safe as possible during the fun. Trick or Treat With an Adult - Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Please remember to - 1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. 2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. 4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. 5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. 6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe 1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. 2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. 3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween 1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. 2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. 3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. 4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. 6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

SHPD helping hand out candy at the Harvest Party at Hawthorne today... ran into Future Officer Richey... ;)

A "BIG" THANK YOU to everyone that came to Red Robin on Saturday and TIPPED us VERY WELL!!! We appreciate you support of Special Olympics!!!

SHPD Explorers having some fun with kids at the Harvest Festival at Sankey Park.

LIGHTS ON FOR SAFETY!!! "NOT" only so you can see the road...but...so the other guy can see you!!!

Officer Sasha McDonald accepting a check in the amount of $1000.00 from Alan Meyer of the Pacific Power Foundation. Officer McDonald applied for the grant to help outfit our Explorer Program with much needed gear! Thank You Officer McDonald!!

In a recently-issued gubernatorial proclamation, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared October 19, 2017, "Great Oregon ShakeOut Day." The proclamation encourages participation in the ShakeOut and urges Oregonians to be #2WeeksReady. Check out this fun and informative 1-minute video from OEM about the importance of being 2 Weeks Ready: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Li1ODLbi2M

BREAKING NEWS - High Praise For Oregon Police Oversight and DPSST - Minneapolis Star Tribune Article..

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THANKS to everyone who came to Coffee With A Cop today. Residents and Business owners joined us for a cup of coffee and conversation. Thank you all for supporting your local police department. We will be holding Coffee With A Cop events each quarter - so next one in January 2018. Thanks to our future police officer "Finn" for coming too!! THANKS Sugar Vibes for hosting!!

PRESS RELEASE Sweet Home Police Department Incident: Reported Kidnap I, Incident Date and Time: 10/02/2017 @ 0903 hours Incident Location: 1400 14th Avenue, Sweet Home On 10/02/2017 at approximately 0903 hours, SHPD was dispatched to Sweet Home Public Works Maintenance Yard located at 1400 24th Avenue in response to employees at the location reporting that a male showed up at the location saying that he had been kidnapped and beaten. Officers responded to the area and located a male sitting on a bench at the office with a head injury. Medics were advised and in route to that location to evaluate the injury. The injured male told officers he had friended a female, later identified as Sabrina Majors (Curtis), on Facebook that morning and she had offered him a place to stay as he was stranded in Sweet Home. Majors picked up the victim at Safeway parking lot that morning in a gold in color pick-up truck. They later picked up two other males who got into the back set of the pick-up truck. Information gathered from the victim details how he was picked up by three individuals, was not allowed to exit the vehicle, was punched in the head and then escaped through the passenger window. The victim said he told them repeatedly to let him out of the pick-up truck because he feared for his life. He stated while lying on the ground, a male pointed a gun at him. Then the truck left the area. A short time later, Officers located a pick-up truck matching the victim’s description parked at 2280 Long Street. Officers contacted the tenant who verified the pick-up truck belonged to persons staying in her home. Sabrina Majors and Corey Dean were arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants. The Sweet Home Police Department executed a Search Warrant at 2280 Long Street where Corey Dean and Sabrina Majors had been staying. During the search, Officers seized a dealer scales, packaging material and drug paraphernalia. Sabrina Majors was charged with: Kidnap I & Hindering Prosecution. Corey Dean was charged with: Kidnap I & Criminal Conspiracy II. The investigation continues and the Sweet Home Police Department is encouraging anyone with any information related to this incident to contact Officer Chris Wingo or Detective Cyndi Pichardo at the Sweet Home Police Department at 541-367-5181. GLR #201707644 10/02/17 1400

LOCK YOUR HOMES & VEHICLES! We have had a series of burglaries recently and most have been isolated in the SW part of town. There have been people entering our city and dropping off stolen vehicles, rummaging through other parked vehicles and entering into out buildings and sheds. There have been several burglaries and cars entered with items taken recently. Please protect your valuables. Lock your homes, out buildings and sheds and your vehicles! Remove anything of value from your vehicles or store in the trunk. SHPD is reaching out to residents in the area of W Holley Road, Vista Lane and the South side between 1st and 6th Avenues who have security or surveillance cameras. Please monitor your surveillance camera footage and see if you see any suspicious persons or activity. We are specifically looking for any activity on October 1st from midnight to about 7:00 a.m. If you feel you have captured anything suspicious, please contact SHPD at 367-5181. Thank You!

SHPD Officers will be busing tables and serving food at the Annual TIP A COP FUNdraiser event in Albany for Special Olympics. Each year Red Robin's across the nation allow Law Enforcement to come and take over for the day to earn funds to help support Special Olympics Oregon. Come join us for some laughs and good eats!!! Get your photo taken with a local Special Olympics athlete!!!

JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND POLICE OFFICERS FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, share thoughts and get to know the officers in your home town. Come on down and let us buy you a cup of coffee and chat about our little town's issues. If all goes well - maybe we will host an evening session ... over coffee ... let us know if an evening coffee and chat woudl interest you :)

***UPDATE*** Vehicle seen depositing this trailer was an older, possibly late 70's, model - blue in color GMC or Chevy pickup truck. If you have any information regarding the truck or it's owner, please call. SHPD is looking for the owner of this utility trailer. It has been seen parked at different locations around town recently. If you have information about the vehicle associated with moving this trailer or if you have seen this trailer being placed elsewhere recently... please call SHPD. Please reference case#201707540. We are attempting to locate the owner so they can claim their cargo. Thank You ~ 367-5181.

Have you ever wondered what a police officer does on a daily basis? Have you ever wanted to just sit and ask a few questions? Do you know what an officer does on a traffic stop? The SH Citizens Academy is a great way to find out. SHPD will be offering a 6 week class to the public starting October 3rd. If interested, call CSO Gina Riley or download the application on the Police Department's webpage. http://www.sweet-home.or.us/police/page/citizens-police-academy

New Oregon law: No more phones in the driver seat starting October 1st!! Starting October 1st, drivers cannot use or even hold an electronic device. This link will take you to HB2597: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2597

Sweet Home police want to warn the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit money that may be circulating around town. SHPD has taken in at least one $100 bill from a local business and are advising all business owners and residents to take a close look at any $100 bills that comes into your possession. Examine it before making change for the bill. The bills can be immediately recognized as fakes due to the red Chinese markings on the bills. Counterfeit bills sometimes have the same serial number on each bill; genuine bills have their own unique serial number.Please notify SHPD should you be in possession of any of these fake bills. For more tips on how to detect counterfeit money, visit the U.S. Secret Service website at www.secretservice.gov. Please share this post to protect yourself and your community. Anyone with information on individuals involved in the making or circulating of counterfeit bills are urged to call police immediately at 541-367-5181.

A huge THANK YOU to Radiator Supply House.... Your thoughts, prayers, encouragement and support is very much appreciated!! This donation will be used in our SHPD Kids Programs!!

Sweet Home Elks Lodge delivered home-baked cookies to the Police Dept and Fire Dept today in recognition of Patriots Week and all they do for this community. Left to right: Detective Cyndi Pichardo, Sweet Home Police; Charly Bashaw, Elks Exalted Ruler; Al Bashaw, Past Exalted Ruler; Jerry McCollum, Loyal Knight; and Carla Claasen, Wife of PER Randy Claasen.

SHPD vs. SHFAD annual Patriot Day Softball game! A very special shout out to Spoleto's Pizzeria for their generous donation of pizza to feed our departments tonight!!! Who won? Who cares!! It was a night of fun and laughter!!