Your University Place Police Team is delighted to introduce our newest member, Sandi Estep, the City’s new Community Support Officer. Sandi joined the University Place Police Team on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sandi will split her time between the front desk at the police station in the mornings and then spend her afternoons addressing public safety issues throughout the City. The Community Support Officer has a limited Commission, allowing her to issue citations, write reports and assist patrol. Some of the new enhanced public safety emphases provided by Sandi will include…
- Found property and evidence
- Case status
- Runaway report follow up
- Vehicle prowl strategic emphasis
- Derelict properties
- Abandoned vehicles
- Crime prevention and outreach support
- Business community outreach
- Parking and graffiti enforcement
- Youth intervention
Sandi has been with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for over 11 years, all of them spent at the PCSD Headquarters front desk in downtown Tacoma. That position gave her a comprehensive knowledge of just about every aspect of the department, from initial reports to investigations to the Court system, and so much more. Sandi hopes to bring this knowledge, as well as all aspects of crime prevention to her new role in University Place.
Sandi is a lifelong resident of University Place, having moved here when she was 10 months old. Some of her favorite memories, as a child, are of times spent riding the Curran’s horses between the rows of apple trees at the orchard.
Sandi is most excited to “work with the wonderful staff at UPPD, to share my vision and to be part of shaping and growing this new position into a great asset for the community.”
Sandi has two adult sons and a stepdaughter who has blessed her with three wonderful grandkids. In her “off time” Sandi can be found walking her dog throughout University Place or taking her for a swim at Chambers Bay.