Town of Sunnyvale NewsFlash

Oct. 2, 2020

Sunnyvale PD launches full operations, takes over from Dallas Sheriff's Office

On Oct. 1, 2019, the Town of Sunnyvale hired Police Chief Andrew Hawkes to lead the Town to the launch of our very own Police Department. The ultimate goal was to stand up the Police Department in one year.

On Oct. 1, 2020, Sunnyvale Police Department officially took over operations from the Dallas Sheriff's Office. It was a challenging, yet rewarding year to make this change happen. Great job to Chief Hawkes, the Town Council, and the entire Sunnyvale team for making this happen!

The Town would also like recognize and say "thank you" to the Dallas Sheriff's Office and it's deputies for the time, dedication, service, and safety they continuously provided for the Sunnyvale community over the last 30+ years.

Sunnyvale PD will be hosting a "virtual" National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Check out the video below to see how you and your family can participate!

Sunnyvale Police Department's Virtual National Night Out - Oct. 6

Voter registration deadline approaching

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election is Monday, Oct. 5, and the Dallas County Elections Department (DCED) must receive all applications no later than that date. Anyone not registered by the deadline will not be able to vote in the Presidential Election. In order to accept any last minute registrations, the DCED will be open from 8 a.m. until midnight on Monday, Oct. 5.

Voter registration drive-thrus will be available on Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. Individuals may remain in their vehicles to register to vote and/or update their information to ensure a contact-less experience.

Drive Thru Locations:

Sunday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dallas County Health and Human Services Parking Lot

2377 N. Stemmons Fwy.

Dallas, TX 75207

Monday, Oct. 5; 8 a.m. - Midnight

Dallas County Elections Department

1520 Round Table Dr.

Dallas, TX 75247

Additionally, voter registration applications are available at Dallas County Tax Office locations, Post Offices, and local libraries. You can also go online to access an application; print it, fill it out, and mail it to DCED. The application must be postmarked by Oct. 5, 2020.

Dallas County Public Health Committee releases COVID-19 guidance for Halloween

The Dallas County Public Health Committee issued guidance for Halloween and related activities. Given the current risk level of "orange" for COVID-19 and the moderate risk of transmission in Dallas County, the Public Health Committee is not recommending routine and traditional Halloween activities.

Unsafe and Not Recommended Activities:

  • Halloween gatherings, events, or parties with non-household members.
  • Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house attractions.
  • Door-to-door trick or treating.
  • "Trunk or Treat" events.

Dallas County experts are recommending other activities for having fun and enjoying Halloween while protecting your health, including:

  • Online parties/contests.
  • Car parades - individuals in vehicles should be within households.
  • Halloween movie nights - at home or drive-in theaters.
  • Halloween-themed meals.
  • Dressing up homes or yards with Halloween-themed decorations.
  • Scavenger hunt-style candy searches around your home or yard.

If you do go out for Halloween, please remember to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, keep your distance and remain at least six feet away from others, wash your hands frequently with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and get your flu shot two weeks before Halloween to make sure you are protected.

To view the guidance in its entirety, please see the attached document below.

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Save the Date - Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 26th, 7am

Sunnyvale, TX, USA

Sunnyvale, TX

Town Administrators are closely following COVID-19 opening guidelines to ensure we are able to hold this event safely.

Save the Date - Christmas Event

Friday, Dec. 4th, 6:30pm

127 North Collins Road

Sunnyvale, TX

More information on this event will be released as it becomes available.

Our prayers are with the President and First Lady in their battle with COVID-19.

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