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Sandy Springs Police Donate Vehicles To Training Center

Ten vehicles will be utilized by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center for driver training, which is mandatory for all new officers.

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department's Facebook page
Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department's Facebook page
The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will soon acquire new vehicles from the Sandy Springs Police Department.

The state training agency in Forsyth will breathe new life into the 10 vehicles being rotated out of service by Sandy Springs police.

The transaction was approved by the Sandy Springs City Council during its May 6 meeting.  
 
“The Safety Center requested assistance with equipment donations, and we are fortunate to be in a position to help this year,” said Police Chief Ken DeSimone. “Our officers continually participate in ongoing training at GPSTC, so in helping the Center, we also continue to realize the benefits.” 
 
The vehicles will be used for driver training, which is mandatory for all new officers and is conducted every two years for all officers. In the past, vehicles rotated out of service by the police department were sold to dealerships or utilized by other law enforcement agencies. 
 
A total of 19 patrol cars are being rotated out of the Sandy Springs police's fleet this year. The state requested 10 vehicles for the Training Center. Sandy Springs City Hall staff will utilize three vehicles, with the remainder sold to dealerships.

Each vehicle has an estimated value between $2,000 and $3,000. 
 
For more information, please visit us online at www.sandyspringspolice.org, or call us at 770-551-6900.

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