The Sandy Springs Police Department’s Patrol Division are the first responders to calls for service within the City. The City of Sandy Springs is divided into nine patrol beats. These beats are patrolled by our officers who become familiar with their areas and the communities they protect. Officers respond to a myriad of calls including vehicle crashes, crimes in progress, traffic complaints, just to name a few. The Patrol Division provides 24-hour coverage patrolling your neighborhoods, business districts, and the interstates. The men and women assigned to the Patrol Division are the backbone of the organization and are always happy to assist our citizens and those visiting the City of Sandy Springs.
The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Spears. The Captain is supported by four Lieutenants, each of which commands a patrol shift with their two Sergeants and officers.
Captain Andrew Spears is the Patrol Division Commander. 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.
Lieutenant Ronald Johnson is currently assigned as the Day A supervisor. He started his police career with the City of Statesboro Police Department. He then worked for the Fulton County Police Department for ten years before joining the Sandy Springs Police Department. His previous assignments include North Metro SWAT, Street Crimes Unit, and as a South District Patrol Sergeant. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. He is the lead instructor for the department’s Women Self Defense Class.
Lieutenant Johnson can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6941
Lieutenant David G. Romero is currently Evening A supervisor. Lieutenant Romero began his law enforcement career on March 1, 2000, with the Fulton County Police Department. Lieutenant Romero is one of the original officers that started in July 2006. During his 20-year career, his assignments have included Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations. He is currently the Crisis Negotiations Commander for two Crisis Negotiations Teams assigned to the North Metro S.W.A.T. Unit.
Lieutenant Romero can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6959.
Lieutenant James McNabb is currently assigned as the Day B supervisor. He was one of the original 86 officers who started with the Sandy Springs Police Department in July 2006. Lieutenant 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. Lieutenant McNabb received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. Lieutenant McNabb is a recent graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course from the University of Louisville.
Lieutenant McNabb can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6932.
Lieutenant Ryan Finley currently assigned as the Evening B supervisor. He began his career in 2002 with the Fulton County Police Department and was a founding member of the Sandy Springs Police Department starting in July 2006. Lieutenant Finley spent nine years in the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective and Field Training Officer before promoting to Sergeant in 2016. Prior supervisory assignments include the Uniform Patrol Division, Property & Evidence Unit, Staff Inspections Manager (including State Certification/Accreditation), and the Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Investigations. Lieutenant Finley is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Aerospace Administration. Additionally, he is a graduate of the University of Louisville – Southern Police Institute 146th Administrative Officers Course.
Lieutenant Finley can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-3310.