The SPD Administrative Services Unit is the “Department behind the Department.” This unit is comprised of the SPD Building Services, Personnel, Purchasing, Quartermaster, and Vehicle Services. The Administrative Services Unit is housed at the new SPD Administrative Services Complex on Edwin Street.
The Director of Administrative Services is:
E-mail Mr. Lee
The SPD Building Services Department handles all matters dealing with SPD’s buildings (both owned and leased) and the surrounding properties. Building services is also responsible for the securing of these buildings in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm. The maintenance of the grounds and the buildings is overseen by this office as well.
The Personnel Department handles all personnel matters for the sworn, non-sworn and civilian staff of the Savannah Police Department. This includes payroll, timekeeping, leave/vacation requests, as well as any other personnel issues that may arise. The personnel department is also involved in processing new employees and assisting in the out-processing of retirees or personnel leaving the department.
The Human Resource Analyst is:
E-mail Ms. Porter
Purchasing & Budget
The Purchasing and Budget department is responsible for all financial matters for the Savannah Police Department. All purchases, request for bids, request for expenditures, the annual budget, travel expenses, grant monies and other financial matters are handled through this office.
The Budget Administrator is:
E-mail Ms. Williams
The Quartermaster Department is responsible for all of the equipment and consumables issued to the department. This includes not only uniforms, duty belts, ballistic vests, boots, but also paper, report forms, citations, water for special events, and multiple other consumables.
The Quartermaster Coordinator is:
E-mail Ms. Cunningham
The Vehicle Services Department is responsible for the issuance and maintenance records on all SPD vehicles. This includes not only patrol vehicles, but also trailers, pick-up trucks, unmarked vehicles, specialty vehicles, and administrative vehicles. The Vehicle Coordinator is also responsible for the marking of the vehicles and the end of life cycle disposal of vehicles.
The Vehicle Coordinator is:
E-mail Mr. Hicks
Register Your Bicycle
Take the time to register your bike. Fill out our Online Bicycle Registration at the bottom of this page OR download the form below as a Word Document, print it, and drop it off at any precinct.
Serial numbers are located in several locations. Registering the correct information is one of the most important step to recovering a stolen bike. The picture includes several places serial numbers can be located:
Securing your bike is the most important thing you can do to prevent theft. Use proper locks and secure your bike in proper locations.
The best way to secure your bike is to take it indoors. A secure bike is out of sight! This is the MOST effective way to prevent theft.
Georgia criminal history records can be obtained by submitting a signed, notarized consent that has been provided by the Savannah Police Department.
Persons needing to complete the SPD Application Permit for Security Services, Alarm Installation, and Private Detective Agency Businesses CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM.
You may contact our Criminal Records Division at:
P.O. Box 8032
Savannah, Georgia 31401
- Fingerprints for the general public are done by both Savannah Police Department and Chatham County Police at their joint locations at 295 Police Memorial Drive, off of Chatham Parkway.
- The hours of operation are 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not holidays.
- Fingerprinting is free, and a picture ID is required. If prints are needed for a gun application, daycare licensing, elder care, or adoptions through the State of Georgia, prints must be done at the UPS Store located at 5710 Ogeechee Road. Contact UPS at (912) 238-2375.
- Please see Georgia Application Processing for information pertaining to fingerprint processing and results.
HIRE AN OFFICER
Hire an Officer
The Savannah Police Department recognizes that a number of officers engage in extra-duty employment as a legitimate means of supplementing their income. This program benefits the SPD, along with our jurisdiction, while placing the burden of the cost on the people who employ these officers. The SPD also recognizes that it has a responsibility to properly, and fairly, manage the program.
Businesses wanting to Hire an Officer
Businesses desiring to Hire an Officer to work in an extra-duty capacity should contact the Outside Employment Office. Officers shall only work for employers that currently have an SPD “Request to Hire a Police Officer” (SPD Form 99) on file with the Outside Employment Office.
The SPD Form 99 shall be completely and legibly filled out and signed by the prospective employer, prior to submission, for all extra-duty employment. The Form 99 must contain the complete legal name of the employing company and/or contact person, as well as the Employer’s Worker’s Compensation Insurance carrier name, accurate numerical address, policy number, agent, and accurate contact telephone number. The employer must initial and agree to the City of Savannah’s Cost Recovery Fees, which recover the cost of wear and tear on the officer’s uniform, vehicle, and other expenses incurred by SPD in permitting the officer to work in an extra-duty capacity.
Events that Require a Permit
Events that require a permit — such as a wedding in a Park or Square, run or walk event, public assembly, etc. — that desire to hire off-duty officers do not require a SPD Form 99 or Workman’s Compensation. The permitted event holder must still agree to the City of Savannah’s cost recovery fees, which recover the cost of wear and tear on the officer’s uniform, vehicle, and other expenses incurred by SPD in permitting the officer to work in an extra-duty capacity.
Please give us a minimum of 4 Working Days notice before your event to allow us to adequately staff the event.
NEW Costs Associated with Hiring an Off Duty Officer (Effective Jan 1, 2019)
To Hire an Off Duty Officer contact:
Extra Duty Office
Phone: (912) 525-2420
Fax: (912) 525-1743
The Outside Employment Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
*** OFFICER CANCELLATIONS – SPD requires 24 hr notice be made directly to the officer scheduled to work for your business / event if there is a need to cancel police services. This requirement is reduced to 4 hours notice ONLY in times of inclement weather. (I.E. – Rain storms)
The Property and Evidence Unit
The Property and Evidence Unit receives, processes, stores and secures all property and evidence that is either found or seized within the jurisdiction of Savannah and Chatham County. The integrity of the evidentiary chain of custody is maintained until such time as there is a disposition rendered upon the property or evidence by the court or the property is returned to its rightful owner.
The Property and Evidence Unit is an essential part of the department’s prosecution of cases within the local, state, and federal court systems. In April 2013, the unit was relocated to a facility on Edwin Street and has been designated as the overall repository for the storage of evidence for the city and county. The unit consists of 1 Police Sergeant, 1 Property Room Supervisor and 5 Civilian Evidence Technicians. Members of the unit are required to receive property and evidence training from the International Association of Property and Evidence, Marijuana Examiners Certification by the State of Georgia, courtroom testimony training, and on-the-job training.
How to retrieve or obtain property
It is the goal and responsibility of the Savannah Police Department’s Property and Evidence Unit to return all found, safekeeping and evidence-related property to the rightful owner when it is no longer needed for prosecution.
The property auction list describes the current property within the unit and lists the possible owners (if known). If you are the owner or if you know any of the people listed please contact the Property and Evidence Unit at (912) 651-6678. When describing the item(s) listed, you will also have to reference the Case Report Number (CRN).
When claiming any property, you will need you to bring proof of ownership (receipts, pictures or other documentation). Property currently held as evidence in a case will also require release permission from the officer, detective, or judge handling such case. Any property that is not claimed within five weeks of being posted on this website will be publicly auctioned via the Liberty Auctions website.
Property will be processed for public auction after it is picked up by auction house staff. This listing process may take up to several weeks. If you are interested in bidding on any of these items, it is recommended that you check the Liberty Auctions website regularly.
In addition, SPD no longer conducts car auctions. Surplus police vehicles are now dispersed through Government Surplus Auctions at: www.govdeals.com.
Property and Evidence Unit
Address: 78 Ross Road, Savannah GA
Phone: (912) 651-6678
Business Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8am to 5pm | Wed. 12pm to 5pm
Register your Valuable Property
When property crimes occur, stolen items often end up at pawn shops. SPD's Pawn Unit has teamed up with local pawn shops and Leads Online, a new database that compares what is bought at local pawn shops to an inventory of reported stolen items. Through this partnership, SPD can more easily recover stolen property.
Leads Online also offers community members the ability to create a personal inventory of their belongings. This inventory can contain pictures, serial numbers, item descriptions and scans of purchase receipts. All records are stored in a secure, password-protected database. This inventory is then added to the data that is scanned by Leads Online to check for pawned stolen property. In the end, this leads to higher recovery rates of stolen property and, ultimately, the prosecution of the criminals who are pawning it.
To start your own inventory or to learn more about Report It from Leads Online, click the image to the right
All vehicles illegally parked in the City of Savannah are towed at the owner's expense. Affected motorists must obtain a vehicle release form from SPD Headquarters, 201 Habersham St., in order to claim any towed vehicle.
You must come in person. Proof of ownership (picture identification and the vehicle's currrent registration or title) is required to obtain a vehicle release form from SPD. An insurance card is not proof of ownership. You must then contact the individual towing company to arrange to have your vehicle released. The individual towing company will not release the vehicle without a vehicle release form.
Georgia State Victim's Compensation Act
This program assists innocent violent crime victims with out-of-pocket medical or counseling bills, funeral costs, and lost wages directly related to victimization.
Eligibility for funds is based on criteria designed by the State of Georgia.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE IF YOU ARE:
• A victim of a violent crime
• A dependent spouse or child of such a victim
• A reasonably acting Good Samaritan
• A family violence victim
• A DUI crash victim
• A parent/guardian of an eligible minor
• A guardian or estate administrator of an eligible mentally incompetent claimant
• Any person who is not a direct service provider and who assumes the cost of an eligible expense of a victim, regardless of such person’s relationship to the victim or whether such person is a dependent of the victim
YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE IF YOU ARE:
• A victim who was incarcerated or was currently serving an existing sentence for a felony involving criminally injurious conduct
• A victim that does not cooperate with law enforcement, prosecution or the Council
• A victim that contributed to their victimization
• A victim whose sole loss was property
OTHER REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
• The crime must be reported to law enforcement within 72 hours unless good cause is shown
• A completed application must be filled out and submitted within 180 days of the incident unless good cause is shown
Applications, copies of the Victim Compensation Law,
and other information may be obtained by writing or
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
C/O Crime Victim Compensation Committee
503 Oak Pl., Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30349
Phone: (404) 559-4949