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 July 3rd - fireworks at dusk (8:00pm) William Oscar Emery Dr. will have a parking ban starting at 10:00 am until the end of the event. The following roads will be closed beginning at 2:00 pm, Front, William Oscar, Gowen park, and Summer St.

July 4th - Parade starting at 10:00 am with Main St. being closed from Carver St to Gowen Park and Rt. 202 at the intersection with Main as the parade passes.


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 The Sanford Regional Communication Center is now hiring for full-time and part time dispatchers. Please see below for an application or you can pick one up at the Human Resources office at City Hall. The application closes at 4:30 pm May 27th 2016.

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If your information was compromised in a data breach, you may be offered free credit monitoring or identity repair services. The following information is provided by Maine Identity Services to help you understand what may – or may not – be included in the offer. 

Keep in mind that data breaches are not the same thing as identity theft. Just because your information was exposed, it does not mean that you have (or will) become a victim of identity theft.  


1. Credit monitoring/identity repair services:

Ask the monitoring service how many credit bureaus are being monitored. There are three credit bureaus that may be contacted by most businesses across the U.S. when someone using your information tries to fraudulently obtain credit. When a business receives an application for a new credit account, that business selects one of the three credit bureaus to contact for aninquiry about your credit worthiness.

Some credit monitoring includes only one credit bureau, rather than including all three. This may mean thatinformation from the other two credit bureaus is not seen immediately by the credit monitoring company. It may take 30 days or longer before an inquiry at one of the other two credit bureaus becomes known to the credit monitoring service. In the meantime, identity thieves might be able to use your stolen information to obtain credit and establish accounts in your name. 

If the credit monitoring service only monitors one credit bureau it is important that you place security freezes and not fraud alerts on your reports at the other two credit bureaus. A fraud alert does not offer the same protections that a security freeze provides. If you are told to place a fraud alert on your credit reports, we encourage you to place a security freeze on your credit reports instead. 

Here’s why:

Fraud alerts only last for 90 days and must be renewed by you at the end of that time. Security freezes offer more protection for you than the fraud alert. With a security freeze, you are issued a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and your credit information cannot be released to new creditors until you have been contacted and have OK’d the release by giving your PIN.

Last October, Maine became one of only a handful of states that allows residents to place a security freeze at all credit bureaus for free. In addition, the same revised law now allows parents of minor children to place a security freeze on a child’s credit reports as well for free. This security freeze does not need to be renewed in 90 days and will prevent the unauthorized use of your or your child’s information to open new credit accounts. 

For more information about placing a security freeze on your or your minor child’s credit reports, here are the phone numbers to call:

Transunion  1-888-909-8872

Note: Transunion has not updated its website to show that the security freeze is now free for Mainers.

Experian – 1-888-397-3742

Note:  Experian has not updated its website to show that the security freeze is now free for Mainers.

Equifax - 1-800-685-5000

Equifax has correct information on its website concerning free security freezes for Mainers.


2. Insurance Provided Through Credit Monitoring:

If the credit monitoring service advertises that they have an insurance policy to protect your losses due to identity theft, make sure that you receive more details about the insurance. In many instancesthey may say that you are covered in the event that you have losses due to identity theftbut their insurance doesn't apply until after the your homeowner's insurance coverage has first been used and exhausted.


3. Credit Monitoring Will Not Protect You From The Most Frequent Types of Identity Theft:

The two most frequently-committed types of identity theft are use of an existing credit card or bank account and income tax fraud. Credit monitoring services will not protect you from these thefts.

You can ask your bank or credit card company to have an alert placed on your credit card account and on your bank accounts so that you can approve transactions before they are applied to your account

Income tax fraud using stolen identities has increased dramatically across the U.S., but income tax fraud will only be possible if the thief has obtained your social security number. If the exposed information did not include your SSN, it is unlikely that you will become the victim of income tax fraud using your identity.

The best advice to prevent becoming a victim of income tax fraud is to file your 2015 income tax return as early as possible this year so that the IRS receives your valid return before a thief might submit a fraudulent return using your information.   

Copyright 2016. Maine Identity Services, LLC

Maine Identity Services, LLC provides data breach and identity theft assistance to victims and training for police organizations. The company offers the “Identity Theft Help Kit®,” the “Data Breach Repair Kit®” and the “Police Guide To Identity Theft®”, which have been accepted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as authorized equipment under the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP).   For more information or to request a copy of any of our publications, contact us at 1-855-463-4343 or visit our website at www.meidhelp.com .

Copyright 2016. Maine Identity Services, LLC

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REQUESTS FOR SANFORD PD PATCH Saturday, December 5, 2015



The Sanford Police Department receives numerous requests from police patch collectors and law enforcement enthusiast around the world. The distribution of the Sanford Police Department uniform shoulder patch is restricted and it is our policy to only issue uniform patches to authorized employees of the department. For security reasons the uniform patch is not available to the public and is not available for purchase.



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City of Sanford Parking Ban/Ordinance Friday, November 13, 2015

Please read the below city ordinance that runs between December 1st and April 1st for the listed streets. During a city wide parking ban there is no on street parking allowed. We will update you when possible via Facebook. Parking ban info will also be on the City's website and news outlets. Please remember that if you are parked on the street during a ban you are subject to a parking ticket and your vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense. We rely heavily on your cooperation so that the streets and sidewalks can be cleared for pedestrian and vehicular travel.
A. The Director of Public Works (or his designee) may declare that an emergency exists any time during the calendar year. The emergency shall be announced by notifying local radio and television media, by notifying other public safety departments of the Town, and by other appropriate methods. The declaration of an emergency shall be accompanied by a ban on on-street parking. The announcement shall include the duration of the parking ban and that parking is prohibited on any public way until the parking ban is lifted.

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