Training and Background Unit

The Training and Background Unit. The Training Unit is dedicated to developing the skills, knowledge, and service delivery of sworn and civilian employees. The Background Unit recruits highly qualified, motivated, and hard-working candidates to fulfill the mission of the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Lieutenant David Roskind was one of the original members of the Sandy Springs Police Task Force and the Sandy Springs 911 Task Force. He has served with the Sandy Springs Police Department since its inception in 2006. His 35-year career in law enforcement began with the Atlanta Police Department and the Acworth Police Department. His previous assignments include Administration, Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Unit, Community Relations, Information Technology, and Internal Affairs. His educational background includes a Master of Public Administration, a graduate of the FBI National Academy #207, Georgia Command College #8, FBI LEEDS, GILEE 16th Delegation, and the Senior Management Institute for Police Session 44. He is a graduate of Leadership Cobb 2006 and Leadership Sandy Springs 2010.

Lieutenant Roskind can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-6921.


Sergeant Sammy Worsham is a supervisor in the Training Unit. He began his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Fulton County Police Department. From 1998 to 2006, he was assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer and accident reconstructionist investigator.
In 2006, Sgt. Worsham joined the Sandy Springs Police Department during its inception. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and has served in multiple supervisory capacities, including:
Uniform Patrol, Crime Suppression Unit, Traffic Unit, Administration, Community Affairs Unit, and Public Information Office. Additionally, he is leading the department’s drone program.

Sgt. Worsham can be reached via e-mail or by phone at 770-551-3316

James Patrick Graham is the Department Training Officer. Officer Graham began his career as a patrol officer in upstate New York in 1994 before moving to Atlanta. He then worked for the Fulton County Police Department. In 2006 he was one of the original officers that joined the Sandy Springs Police Department. Officer Graham has been assigned to Crime Suppression Team, SWAT, Criminal Intelligence Unit, and the Training Unit. He has been teaching officers since 2005. He holds the General Instructor certificate and specialized certificates in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and DTO. Officer Graham holds Degrees in Accounting and English Literature.

Officer Graham can be reached via e-mail or by phone at 770-551-6912

Background and Recruiting

Officer Tiffanye Davis is currently assigned to the Background and Recruitment Unit. Officer Davis started her law enforcement career in 1996 with the Gwinnett County Police Department. She joined Sandy Springs Police Department in 2006 as one of its original officers. During her 26-year career, Officer Davis has been assigned to Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division.

Officer Davis can be contacted via e-mail or phone at 770-551-3303.

Officer S. Sutton is currently assigned to Background and Recruiting. His law enforcement career began in Los Angeles County, California, in 1986. He relocated to Georgia in 1990 and in early 1991 was hired as a Police Officer with the MARTA Police Department. While at MARTA, he worked as a patrol officer, Special Operations Response Team member during the 1996 Olympic Games, and as a Detective. In 1999, Officer Sutton took a position as a Criminal Investigator with the Fulton County prosecutor’s office. While continuing to work full-time for Fulton County, Officer Sutton joined the Sandy Springs Police Department in 2013 as a part-time police officer. In early 2018, Officer Sutton transitioned to a full-time position with Sandy Springs Police as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division. In the late summer of 2022, Officer Sutton transferred to his current position to conduct background investigations and to assist in the recruitment and development of new police personnel.

Officer Sutton can be reached via e-mail or by phone at 770-551-3306.