Please join us December 17 to meet and listen to Lt. Rose.
Steve Rose began his law-enforcement career in 1976. After a short stint with Chamblee Police, he joined the Fulton County Police where he spent the next 26 years, working mostly out of the north precinct in Sandy Springs. He retired on February 9, 2006. The following day he began his new career with the new Sandy Springs Police as a lieutenant over the community affairs and media functions.
As part of the original half-dozen or so new Sandy Springs Police officers, Steve spent the weeks between February and July 1 helping put together the new department from scratch, including purchasing and outfitting just under ninety police cars, uniforms, equipment, and budget. The group interviewed hundreds of potential applicants and a thousand other things, pieces of the puzzle, to get the new department off the ground on July 1, 2006.
Lt. Rose spent nine year as the community affairs commander before moving to the south district command and later night command positions. He retired as a captain in late May, returning as a civilian to run the department's Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program where he remains today.
Steve is the author of "Why Do My Mystic Journeys Always Lead to the Waffle House?" a collection of "View from a Cop" columns he wrote for the AJC's Northside Edition for several years. His new book "Spam, Scams, and Other Serious Things You Shouldn't Worry About" is due out in late December.
Steve has been married to Sandra Rose, also retired from Fulton County and Sandy Springs Police. They have been married for 21 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. They split their time between their boat on Lake Lanier and babysitting grandchildren.
You can reach him by e-mail at steverose3oo(a)gmail.com, Twitter @captainrose, and Instagram @Mofojava.