LOCK BOX PROGRAM
The program is designed for those citizens sixty-five years of age or older, or, those households where a person with ‘special needs’ lives. Generally, “special needs” will be defined by the household making application for the service. An example might be a residence where a person lives who is restricted to a wheelchair. This program will allow officers/fire personnel the ability to make entry into a residence in an emergency without causing damage to the building.
Persons can access an application form on the City’s Website (www.cityofsachse.com
) or by stopping by the Police records or dispatch offices in the Public Safety building located at 3815 D. Sachse Road. (Click here for form)
After review and acceptance of the application, the lockbox will be delivered to the residence where the house key will be placed in the lockbox and locked. The key will be secured by attaching the lockbox to the gas meter.
The combination for the lock as well as the underlying reason for the Lockbox will only be available to police or fire personnel who are responding to an emergency at the residence. The combination will be changed immediately after each usage. There is no cost
for this program. The City retains ownership of the Lockbox.
City staff is hosting Neighborhood Meetings throughout the city in accordance with the department's Areas of Responsibility. The City Manager, police department and representatives from other city departments will attend to answer questions and listen to you, our citizens.
Watch the website for dates, times and locations.
Active Shooter Survival Training Available
The Sachse Police Department has created a short presentation titled “Active Shooter Survival” that is available to our citizens and businesses. With materials from the Houston Police Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we have put together a program on how to react to and survive an active shooter event. As we all know, these terrible occurrences seem to be increasing in number and can happen anywhere, churches, schools, offices, recreation areas, etc. It is expected that the presentation will give people good tips for survival and start folks thinking about what they might do if they find themselves caught up in one of these events. The program is free and takes about 30 minutes. Police Department personnel will be glad to bring it to groups of citizens or to businesses, no matter the size of the group. The department is also planning a couple of training sessions at the Police Department in the near future that anyone can attend on their own.
If you have a group of employees or staff and would like Sachse PD to make a presentation at your location, please email Police Chief Sylvester or call 972.495.2271 ext. 1200. Arrangements will be made for a presentation and training.
Also, if you have any external video that captures images on public property, streets, sidewalks, parks, etc., we would like to encourage you to join our new Video Partnership program. Visit the website page for more information.
Sachse Police Department Introduces Child Identification Kits
Child identification kits are now available at the Sachse Police Department. These kits allow parents to collect and store valuable information about their children that will certainly help authorities in the event their child should ever be missing.
Kits may be picked up at the Public Safety Building, 3815 Sachse Road, Building D, at the Records Division window Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- After hours, kits may be picked up at the Dispatch Center window. The building is open 24 hours every day.
Citizen Police Academy
A 10-week course designed to inform participants of proper and safe crime enforcement. Class dates are announced as they become available.
Mayor Mike Felix and Chief Veach Present Life Saving Awards and Medals of Valor
Mayor Felix and Police Chief Dennis Veach were honored to present several awards for brave acts of heroism. Seven individuals received a standing ovation from the large crowd as they received their recognition. These brave men did not stop to consider their own safety as they rescued a woman from a burning vehicle on Merritt Road. The woman's legs were trapped under the pedals preventing her from escaping the vehicle on her own.
Front row, left to right: Officer Matt Wright, Firefighter Ronnie Taylor, Fire Explorer Zane Anderson, Sean Haskins
Back row, left to right: McKinney Assistant Fire Chief Frank Roma, Sachse Fire Chief Doug Kendrick, Sachse Police Chief Dennis Veach, Mayor Mike Felix, Kim Conoly (daughter of trapped victim), Derek Miller, Officer Richard Oliver, Officer Scott Hare
Citizen Derek Miller received a Life Saving Award
Citizen Sean Haskins received a Life Saving Award
Sachse Police Officer Scott Hare received a Life Saving Award
Sachse Police Officer Richard Oliver received a Life Saving Award
Fire Explorer Zane Anderson (Dallas Fire) received a Life Saving Award and Medal of Valor
Firefighter Ronnie Taylor (McKinney Fire) received a Life Saving Award and Medal of Valor
Sachse Police Officer Matt Wright received a Life Saving Award and Medal of Valor