Please join us in celebrating Officer Scott Sanford on his retirement from the Powell Police Department. Officer Sanford is concluding a 25-year career in law enforcement. He joined the department in 1999.
“I’ve had the pleasure of watching Scott grow during his time in Powell,” said Chief of Police Steve Hrytzik. “It’s neat to watch the people you’ve worked alongside reach a point in their career to retire and enjoy the next chapter.”
Throughout his tenure with the Powell Police Department, Officer Sanford has been awarded Officer of the year three times. He was also recognized with a medal of commendation for his heroic efforts rescuing an individual from a burning vehicle.
In addition to his patrol duties, Officer Sanford has served as the department’s accreditation manager, leading the team through a rigorous recertification process every four years. Only 10 percent of law enforcement departments are credentialed through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA,) which is recognized as the gold standard for public safety agencies and promotes best practices nationwide.
“Scott is someone you can count on to be here and do a great job,” said Sergeant Scott Roach. “He’s very dependable and has been a strong mentor to the younger officers on our team.”
“I’ve known Scott for more than 25 years,” said Deputy Chief of Police Ron Sallows. “We worked together in Toledo before we came to Powell as young men at the start of our law enforcement careers. It’s hard to believe how quickly time passes. I know you will be missed by your co-workers and many in the community.”
Thank you, Officer Sanford, for your dedication and service to the City of Powell!