Terry Sult
Terry Sult

The city of Sandy Springs isn’t looking for a new Public Safety Director following the departure of Terry Sult.

Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said the city has turned Sult’s responsibilities to other employees.

“Projects were reassigned following Terry’s resignation,” Kraun said. “At this time, the city does not plan to fill the position.”

Sult was promoted from Police Chief to Public Safety Director in March and announced his resignation six months later. He is taking over as Police Chief of Hampton, Va. Sandy Springs promoted Ken DeSimone to Police Chief.

As Public Safety Director, Sult drew a $157,635 annual salary. When the city announced his promotion, the announcement said Sult would, “coordinate budget and resource allocation requests between police, fire and EMS, as well as oversee the city’s efforts in researching and integrating next generation public safety and emergency services technology. The Director of Public Safety will serve as the lead on special projects including the city’s upgrade of its public safety radio systems.”

Kraun said Sult was a good fit for the promotion but the city can manage without the Public Safety Director position.

“The promotion was a matter of need and fit,” Krauns aid. “We had several programs relating to public safety that needed the expertise and oversight that Terry was able to provide.  We are fortunate to have others on staff who have been involved with these projects, working with Terry, and are able to keep things moving forward.  We have the flexibility to reevaluate if needed.”

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com