Steve joined the Sandy Springs Police following a 26-year career with the Fulton County Police Department.
He spent the last six years assigned to the Sandy Springs precinct, developing and expanding the community outreach program including Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention / community partnerships. Following several months working with the task force to create the Sandy Springs Police, Steve retired from Fulton County on Feb. 9, 2006. Citing his one-day retirement as “boring,” he joined the SSPD Feb. 10. He also serves as the primary public information officer for the department.
Steve has been a free-lance artist and writer for many years and enjoys writing about mostly humorous topics inside and out of his law-enforcement life. His book, “Mystic Journeys Always Lead to a Waffle House.” A collection of the long running “View from the Cop” column is due out in the fall of 2011.
Steve is married to Sandy Rose, detective for the Sandy Springs Police, also retired from the Fulton County Police, and a diehard Jimmy Buffett Parrothead. According to Steve, being married to another officer means he only has to investigate the 2 a.m. “bump-in-the-night noises” half the time. They have four children, three grandchildren, three dogs and a Ball Python Snake who, like Steve, yearns for the perfect waffle.