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The Community Affairs Unit is comprised of Community Programs, Public Information, and Chaplains. The Community Affairs Unit is responsible for the police-community programs in Sandy Springs. Community Affairs Officers work with the community in partnership to reduce crime in Sandy Springs. Programs coordinated by Community Affairs are the Citizen’s Police Academy, Citizen’s Firearms Safety Classes, Women’s Self Defense, Citizen’s on Patrol, Police Volunteers, Chaplains, Reserve Officers, Neighborhood Watch, security surveys, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D), and Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E). Community Affairs Officers are available to attend community meetings to discuss best practices for crime prevention.

McNabb J CaptCaptain James McNabb is currently assigned as the Community Affairs & Special Projects Commander. He is also the Commander of the North Metro S.W.A.T. Team that serves Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven. He was one of the original 86 officers who started with the Sandy Springs Police Department in July 2006. Captain McNabb began his law enforcement career with the Fulton County Police Department in 1999. His assignments have included Uniform Patrol, SWAT, Street Crimes, Community Relations, and Criminal Investigations. Captain McNabb received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia.  Captain McNabb is a recent graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Administrative Officer's Course from the University of Louisville.

Captain McNabb can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or phone at 770-551-6932.


Public Information Office

The Sandy Springs Police Department Public Information Office is responsible for providing timely information to the media regarding Sandy Springs Police activity and news of public interest.

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Sergeant S. Ortega Is currently assigned to the Community Affairs Division as the Public Information Officer (PIO). Sergeant Ortega joined the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2009 and has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience. His assignments have included Uniform Patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), Criminal Investigations, Public Information Officer, Crisis Negotiations Team, Computer Forensics, and Criminal Intelligence. His law enforcement career began in 2005 with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department where he spent three years. Sergeant Ortega also spent one year working with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit.

 

For news media outlets: to contact the SSPD Public Information Officer on duty, please call 770-206-4400 and leave a voice message. The PIO on duty will return your call. You can also email a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Technology & Innovation

The Sandy Springs Police Technology Innovation position plans, directs, and guides technology decisions for the department to ensure current technologies continue to work properly while at the same time looking forward to identify technologies on the horizon that can help front line officers and the department to carry out its mission.

Lazic A SgtSergeant A. Lazic is currently assigned as the Technology and Innovation Sergeant. He assists with technology needs in the department and acts as a liaison between the police department, the I.T. Department, and technology vendors. In addition, Sgt. Lazic oversees technical projects to include body cameras, dash cameras, license plate readers, RMS, laptops, mobile and portable radios. Sgt. Lazic began his law enforcement career with the Fulton County Police Department in 2009. He started with the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2015. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2018 and was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. The department created a Technology Innovation position in 2019 and Sgt. Lazic was assigned to this newly created position. Sgt. Lazic received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University.

Sgt. Lazic can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 770-551-6943.


Chaplains

Reverend Peter Urdanick is the Pastor and Manager of the Counseling Ministry at First Baptist Church Atlanta. Reverend Urdanick became a GA P.O.S.T. certified Law Enforcement Chaplain in 2008. He served DeKalb County police departments for several years and is active in international missions and led pastoral discipleship conferences in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Reverend Urdanick also teaches theology and biblical discipleship principles to individuals, married couples, and families. He has been a Chaplain with the SSPD since 2012.

Rabbi Spike Anderson is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. Formally working in Silicon Valley, ordained from Hebrew Union College in New York City, his first pulpit was at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles. Rabbi Anderson has extensive experience and training as an interfaith hospital chaplain through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in New Hampshire and is actively training at the GALEC Conference in Byron, GA with other Georgia Police Chaplains. Rabbi Anderson has been a Chaplain with the SSPD since 2018.

Chaplains Urdanick and Anderson serve the SSPD in many capacities, including, but not limited to:

  • Accompany officers to assist with death notifications
  • Assist officers on-scene with critical incidents
  • Offer confidential counseling in response to stress or family crises
  • Assist with specialized units such as CNT and SWAT
  • Provide victim assistance
  • Act as a liaison between the SSPD and local ministerial associations on matters pertaining to the moral, spiritual, and religious welfare of the police personnel

Sandy Springs Police Department
7840 Roswell Road, Suite 301
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

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Non-Emergency Phone:  770.551.6900

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