Report: Canton Police Department Explorers Money Allegedly Used to Purchase Golf Cart

Canton Police Sgt. Stacy Bailey is under investigation for misuse of funds from the department's Explorers program for teens.

Canton Police Chief Bob Merchant accused the department's spokeswoman of carrying on a sexual relationship with a recently retired Sandy Springs Police captain and using funds from the agency's Explorers program to purchase a $6,000 customized golf cart for the man's disabled son in an internal memo obtained by Fox 5 Atlanta.

Canton Police Sgt. Stacy Bailey is the , officials with both agencies told Canton-Sixes Patch on Wednesday.

So is Sandy Springs Police Capt. Scott Jamison, according to the Fox 5 Atlanta news report. Jamison took a voluntary retirement on July 16, Sandy Springs public information officer Steve Rose told Sandy Springs Patch.

Two days later, Merchant asked the GBI to "look into an expense from the ... Explorers fund," said Kim Williams, a special agent in the GBI's Cleveland, GA, office, which covers Cherokee County.

The Explorers program exposes teenagers to careers in law enforcement. Merchant said information supplied to him from "an individual involved in the matter," prompted him to request the GBI investigation.

"The information was turned over to them." he added.

[The SSPD also runs an Exlporers program for teens.]

Williams said her office has contacted the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office to "make them aware of the investigation" and will meet with officials in the DA's Office "when we conclude our investigation." 

Earlier this week, the Cherokee Tribune reported that a Sandy Springs Police captain filed a report with the , alleging that Bailey made harassing phone calls to him after he ended their year-long affair in June.

Before joining Sandy Springs PD when the department was formed in 2006, Jamison was a lieutenant with Fulton County Police, Rose said. He was a commander on the North Metro SWAT team until last December.

Bailey is one of the  that launched two months after the brutal murder of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera. She helped  to teach children how to escape dangerous situations.

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Eric Schrader August 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM
In Bailey's LinkedIn page, she show that she was a Canton police officer and a 911 dispatcher for another police department at the same time. How can that happen? And she is the owner of Absolutely Clean cleaning service with 3 locations while holding down a full time Canton position. Somethings doesn't add up.
Mary K August 11, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Another example of our counties law enforcement at their finest!! I say get rid of all the bad apples, and cowboys!! Cherokee Counties Sheriffs Department is a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P. Nancy Lucas Haines August 12, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Please enlighten me to where you Eric & Mary and Eric please get your facts correct before you blog. 1. Stacy. Bailey doesn't work for 911 and hasn't since we met in 2006, if ever. 2. Stacy has cleaning staff that work during the week, she works on her days off. 3. Stacy Bailey works at Canton PD, not the Cherokee Sheriff's office. I think Roger Garrison and his department are top notch. Remember that the USA presumes one is innocent until proven guilty. Please respect our country's guaranteed right's many have died for them. Please pray for all involved.
RCD August 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM
No one involved in this article works for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.
Common Sense August 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM
68% did not think so, sounds like a David Waters sore loser. By the way she works for the city of Canton, not the sheriffs office. Mary K. You know as much about county gov. as David Water knows about running for sheriff........nothing
People are Crazy August 12, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Hey Eric...it says it on the internet so it has to be true, right? LOL
P. Nancy Lucas Haines August 12, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Thanks RCD, It was not the Sheriff's office in the article accept to mention that Scott Jamerson went to the Sheriff's office to complain about Sgt. Bailey not file charges. The sheriff office is a fine group lead by a great man Sheriff Roger Garrison! let the GBI and Sgt. Bailey's own legal team do their jobs and pray for all involved for the Lord asks that we forgive those who
P. Nancy Lucas Haines August 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Treaspass against us"! Thanks for making that correction regarding the error about the sheriff's office. RCD.
Two Cents August 13, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Pray for Capt Jamison's family!
RCD August 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
I just hope everyone remembers that whether or not the parents are guilty of anything there are two special needs children involved. Above all else people should consider how their attitudes about the situation and your comments on it will effect those children in the future. Nancy you seem very motherly and I believe that will carry through to the children involved. I hope other's associated with both parties take on supportive roles for the children. No matter what the outcome as a community we are obligated to see that those children feel stable.
One Voice August 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM
She works for Canton P.D. WOW way to be informed
S C August 13, 2012 at 03:37 PM
You do realize that she worked for the Canton Police dept. and is not affiliated with the Cherokee Sheriff's office at all.
Eric Schrader October 17, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Hey Nancy, I got the facts right from her own LinkedIn page that she posted.
Eric Schrader October 17, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Hey LOL, the info came right from her own LinkedIn page.


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