Neighborhood Safety Toolkit

The City of Sandy Springs prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of its residents above all else. In an effort to provide a single source of information, we’ve compiled a number of resources and programs to assist residents and keep the community safe. Below is information from our Police and Fire departments, along with other useful resources related to street lighting, sidewalks, traffic calming, speed enforcement and more. There are also tips on first aid and disaster preparedness.


There are a number of training and education opportunities that are available to the citizens and business community here in Sandy Springs. They can be found by going to our community services website.


  • Neighborhood Watch
    • Information about the Neighborhood Watch program can be found within the Sandy Springs Police website.
      • A neighborhood watch program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve quality of life.
      • For more detailed information on this program, please call (770) 551-6900.
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
    • Information about free CPTED assessments can be found within the Sandy Springs Police website.
    • For more detailed information on this program, please call (770) 551-6900.  
  • Speed Enforcement
    • In the event where a neighborhood believes that vehicles are constantly driving fast, exceeding the speed limit, contact the police department and request Officers from the Traffic Unit to come to the neighborhood and conduct a Traffic Complaint Detail in that area. To request this free service, contact a Traffic Unit Sergeant and provide them with the area, time(s) of the issue, and the chief complaint. To learn more about the Traffic Unit or request a Traffic Complaint Detail please visit the Sandy Springs Police website or call (770) 296-8200.
  • Home/Business Checks
    • Information about our free out-of-town residential and or business check request can be found within the Sandy Springs Police website. These two free services are offered when a resident is going out of town and would like for a member of the SSPD to stop by and check on their home while they are away. The same applies to business owners that would like a member of SSPD to stop by and check on their business during a particular period of time.
  • Crime Prevention Tips
    • Resources containing general Crime Prevention Tips to include recent fraud.
  • Direct Line to the City’s 911 Center
    • (404) 843-6670
      • This number can be used to contact the City’s 911 center, also known as ChatComm, anywhere in the world. For example, if someone is outside the city limits of Sandy Springs and needs to contact our police department to report a burglary in progress (verified through a live camera), that person can call ChatComm directly at the number above and request Officers to be dispatched.
  • Smart911
    • Information about the Smart911 program can be found within the Sandy Springs Police website. Smart911 is a free 9-1-1 information service available in Sandy Springs. Smart911 allows residents to enter information online that is delivered automatically to a 9-1-1 operator when a 9-1-1 call is placed. This same information can be accessed by emergency responders. By signing-up for Smart911, you provide ChatComm valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will be immediately available to rescue personnel when you make an emergency call. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency.
      • To sign up for this free service, please visit the Smart911 website and register for free.


Street Lighting

Neighborhood Sidewalk Program

Traffic Calming



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