Intelligence and Technology Division


The Sandy Springs Police Department’s Intelligence and Technology Division comprises the Criminal Intelligence Unit, the Technology and Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Records Unit , and the GCIC Unit.


Micah Patrick is the Director of the Intelligence and Technology Division. Mrs. Patrick oversees the Criminal Intelligence Unit, the Technology and Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Records Unit, and the GCIC Unit. She began her career with the City of Sandy Springs in September 2011 and served as the CIU Manager before being named Interim Director. Previously, she worked as a Crime Analyst for the Marietta Police Department for nearly six years. Mrs. Patrick graduated from Norwich University in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Patrick is a graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs – Class of 2019.

Micah Patrick can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6914.


Criminal Intelligence Unit

The Criminal Intelligence Unit is responsible for the identification of crime trends, series, and patterns for the deployment of resources. The unit also utilizes data analysis and statistics to determine hot spots and provide link analysis and case assistance for investigations.

Jason McCabe is currently assigned as the Manager of the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He began his career with the City of Sandy Springs in September 2014 as a patrol officer after previously working as a patrol officer in Colorado. Mr. McCabe worked as a patrol officer until 2017 when he was transferred to the Street Crimes Unit as a detective. In 2020, Mr. McCabe was transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Unit as a civilian Crime Analyst, where he worked until being named Manager.

Jason McCabe can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-3329


Technology Unit

The Technology Unit it is responsible for overseeing the department-issued technology equipment and applications, including radios, body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and laptops, in addition to implementing and maintaining software applications. The Technology Unit includes Crime Scene Investigators, who are responsible for crime scene investigations, digital forensics, as well as evidence recovery and processing.

Nick Smith is the Sergeant responsible for managing the Technology Unit.  He has 23-years of law enforcement experience and was one of the first 86 officers to serve the City of Sandy Springs Citizens in July, 2006.  Prior to being assigned to the Technology Unit, Sergeant Smith supervised the Uniform Patrol Division, Bicycle Unit and Canine Unit.

Sgt. Smith can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6924


Records Unit

The Records Unit includes both Records and Permits. Records is responsible for the dissemination of police reports, overseeing the department’s Records Management System (RMS), and completing open records requests. Permits is responsible for permit applications and fingerprints.

Maisha Hammond is the Records Unit Supervisor. She began her career in Law Enforcement with the Gwinnett County Police Department. She held the positions of 911 Communications Officer and Records Clerk in 2015, after relocating from New York City. Ms. Hammond joined the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2017 and worked in both Records and Permits before taking the position of Records Supervisor. Prior working in Law Enforcement, Ms. Hammond was employed by JP Morgan Chase for 12 years.

Maisha Hammond can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6901.


Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Unit

The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Unit is responsible for maintaining Georgia Crime Information Center records and training.

Whitney Washington began her career in the law enforcement field with the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2015 as a GCIC Specialist until being promoted as the GCIC TAC. A native of Louisiana, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Criminal Justice from the Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Master of Science degree in Public Safety Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Whitney Washington can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6902.