The Sandy Springs Police Department was created in 2006, and serves the community with 144 sworn officers. Operations are coordinated from two districts; north and south. Each district is commanded by district captains and is comprised of four patrol beats. The patrol division is complemented by specialty units including Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Traffic Unit, Specialized Investigation Unit (SIU), and Criminal Investigation Unit (CID). The SSPD has several specialty vehicles and equipment including the river response boat, river kayaks, a Command vehicle, and an armored vehicle for tactical response.
Ken DeSimone leads the police force. Chief DeSimone worked previously with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and also served as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, retiring from that position in 2014.
Keith Zgonc is second in command, serving as Deputy Chief. He has been with the Sandy Springs Police Department since its inception in 2006. His 25-year career in law enforcment began in 1991 with the City of Smyrna Police Department. Deputy Chief Zgonc is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the FBI National Academy.
Sandy Springs Police Department Operations are coordinated by two districts: North and South. Each district is commanded by district captains and is divided into four patrol zones. The patrol division is complemented by specialized units including Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Traffic Unit, Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
Captain Benjie Cain oversees the Internal Affairs Unit. His current assignment is responsible for investigating and/or managing inquiries into all complaints and allegations made against sworn and civilian members of the Sandy Springs Police Department. The unit strives to ensure that the integrity of the Department remains intact. Each investigation is conducted objectively and thoroughly. The goal of the Internal Affairs Unit is to determine the facts of complaints filed against sworn and civilian personnel and make referrals based on if, or if not, the complaint is substantiated. Captain Cain can be reached via E-mai or contact him by phone at 770-551-3309.
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The 2014-2015 SSPD Report is available in PDF format.