Police Chief

Kenneth DeSimone

Sandy Springs Police Department Chief of Police Kenneth DeSimone leads the Department, bringing more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to the position. Chief DeSimone previously served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, North Carolina. His assignments have included uniform patrol, investigations, training, waterborne enforcement, street crimes unit, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), organized crime and intelligence units. Chief DeSimone served as the Deputy Chief of the Sandy Springs Police Department for 4 1/2 years before being promoted to Chief of Police in 2013.

Chief DeSimone retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the rank of Colonel in 2014 following 32 years of service, predominantly with the Military Police.  He is both an Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran, where he led police advisor teams in both countries.  Chief DeSimone has worked with law enforcement, provost marshal, and gendarmerie forces in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Chief DeSimone has a B.S. degree in Police Administration from the University of Louisville and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

To contact the Chief’s Office, call 770-551-6910.