The Administrative Division consists of the Public Information Officer, Community Affairs, Property and Evidence, Part-Time and Reserve Officers, and the Quartermaster’s Office.
Captain Andrew Spears is currently assigned to Administration. His Command includes Community Operations, the Public Information Office, Property and Evidence, Quartermaster, the Citizens on Patrol (COPS), Reserve Unit, Court Unit, Light Duty Assignments, and PD Finance, Budgeting, and Grant Applications. He has been with the Sandy Springs Police Department since November 2006. His assignments have included Uniform Patrol, Special Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Staff Inspections, SWAT, and Honor Guard. Captain Spears is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute. He was a member of the 27th GILEE Delegation (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange) to Israel and is also a recent graduate of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Command College.
Captain Spears can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-3302
Public Information Officer
Sergeant M. McGinnis is assigned as the department’s Public Information Officer (PIO). Sergeant McGinnis started his police career with the Fulton County Police Department and has been with the Sandy Springs Police Department since its inception in 2006. His previous assignments include Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Field Training Officer, Crisis Negotiations Team, Chaplain Coordinator, and in 2021 was named the Commander of the Quick Response Force (QRF). Sergeant McGinnis is a graduate of the University of West Georgia.
Sergeant McGinnis can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6945
Officer Craig Manne handles Community Affairs for the Sandy Springs Police Department. Officer Manne began his career with the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2011 as a volunteer and, in 2014, became an officer with the department. During his career with SSPD, he has worked in Uniform Patrol, where he was named Rotary Office of the year in 2017 and is a part-time Crime Scene Investigator. He is currently a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team and the Quick Response Force. Officer Manne grew up in Sandy Springs and attended Riverwood High School. He graduated from Reinhardt University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational & Management Leadership.
Officer Manne can be reached via e-mail or by phone at 770-551-6919.
Doug Blount is the civilian coordinator for the Sandy Springs Police COPS (Citizens On Patrol) and VIPS (Volunteers In Police Services) programs. He also helps with other community relations programs and internships with local college programs.
Doug attended North Georgia College and received a commission in the US Army as a Infantry 2nd Lieutenant. He started with the Fulton County Police Department in 1988 after serving in the US Army. He retired in 2008 and came to the Sandy Springs Police where he has served as a Patrol Officer, Traffic Officer, and on the Quick Response Force (QRF). Doug has several Instructor certifications. He is still a member of the Sandy Springs Police Reserve Unit.
Doug Blount can be reached via e-mail or by phone at 770-551-6927
Beverly Moore began her career in Law Enforcement with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Birmingham, Alabama, as a Deputy Sheriff in 1989, where she served until 2005, when she relocated to Georgia. She also worked for Marta Police Department as a Police Officer on the North Line. After leaving Marta Police Department, she came to Sandy Springs Police Department and worked in both GCIC and Records Division before taking the position of Quartermaster.
Beverly Moore can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-3292.