Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Transfers posted as a result of disciplinary actions. It seems like the New Chiefs rules and standards are not applied to everyone the same way. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Long-time DeKalb officers arrested, accused of selling crash info to 'illegal runners'

The department launched an investigation and found two nine-year veterans were likely behind the crimes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chief Ramos has a BIG impact on Dekalb Police
We have received several emails and post from officers, civilians and officer families regarding the morale and work environment at the Dekalb county police Department. Before writing anything we spoke to several officers about the changes and work environment. After speaking with several officers in several different precincts and divisions it is a unanimous feeling that the morale is the lowest it has ever been in department.
When Chief Ramos started she made bold statements about positive changes for the department and its future.She visited several different roll-calls and different divisions and asked the officers and supervisors for input. After visiting all these different places and making bold statements about positive changes, she has made some questionable moves and implemented some changes that have officers and detectives looking at other agencies to go to.
 She has associated herself with questionable people and placed certain supervisors in key positions that have questionable backgrounds. Instead of finding a way to address the manpower shortage she has only made extra work for other officers and detectives. None of the officers,detectives and supervisors we spoke to had anything positive to say about what  Chief  Ramos is doing. If the morale really is at an all time low then we can only hope someone will step in and help get things going back in the right direction. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Dekalb County CEO used the last police graduation to make a public announcement about a 4% raise for all sworn police personnel. The next week at the commission meeting the CEO and the commissioners tabled the 4% pay increase. The media even ran a story on the local news about Dekalb County first responders getting a raise. The CEO and the commissioners are very good at making the public believe they are doing the right thing.
The cold hard truth is Dekalb county CEO and Commissioners have lied to the citizens and the workers of the county. When they voted to fix the pay compression, they voted to do it in two phases the first phase took care of all the officers with 6 to 15 years with the county. the second phase was supposed to fix the pay compression for the officers with over 16 years with the county. the commissioners tabled the second phase and have never implemented it. I think the public and the media need to know the truth about how Dekalb police officers are lied to and treated.    

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The new Dekalb Chief has taken office she was given a salary of 218,000 dollars which is more than the CEO and the Public Safety Director. The new Chief received a 33% pay increase from what the former Chief was making. All sworn personnel in the county received a “GENEROUS SIGNIFICANT 4% RAISE” the new chief is wasting no time making changes, she has visited roll-calls and different divisions in the department. Hopes were high and optimism was promising and then the transfers “Blue Orders” started coming out.  It seems as if the new Chief has been misled or fooled by some of the people, she has surrounded herself with.   She has blocked access to her offices, and you must make an appointment to see her.  

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of retired Dekalb Police LT. Keith E Woods who passed away on November, 30 2019. 
Rest In Peace LT. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The former Dekalb Police Chief salary was 165,000 a year, The new chief is being paid 218,000 a year. 
The Dekalb commissioners received a 60% pay raise, but the second part of the pay decompression to pay the veteran officers of 15+ years has been set aside and forgotten about. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Assistant chief Porter resigns from the Department, Lt. Marshall Mooneyham gets promoted to Assistant Chief of Police over 911 center.
Former Assistant Chief Annette Woodard resigns from being the chief of Lithonia police. Former Dekalb Captain Darren Newton is to be named Lithonia Police chief.
good luck to all of the current and former Dekalb officers. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dekalb CEO Michael Thurmond says he will pass a new ethics law for Dekalb County.
He should start with all the commissioners.

Monday, October 14, 2019

New Dekalb Police Chief to be sworn in on November 4th, amidst controversy over her salary of 218,000.00 annually. She applied at several agencies in Florida and was not chosen, see links to read the information about the new Chief.
Former Dekalb County Police Officer Robert Olson found not guilty on the murder charges. He was found guilty of aggravated assault and violation of oath of office and false statements.
sentencing is set for November 1st

Monday, October 7, 2019

      Dekalb County Introduces New Police Chief, Mirtha Ramos
she claims she is here based on her Ethics and Professionalism, she wants to get to know the troops and see what can be improved. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Former Dekalb Public Safety Director, William (Wiz) Miller is working for Clarkston Police Department as a detective. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

You may find this letter very interesting, it talks about corruption in the Savannah Police Department. Where Dekalb County Public Safety Director came from, why can't Dekalb get an ethical-moral person to run the department? 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pay raise credited for big spikes in APD recruitment, retention
One year ago, no one would have predicted that for the first time in years, Atlanta police would announce dramatic increases in applicants, new hires and re-hires.
Turns out, throwing money at a problem can sometimes produce the desired result.
Since Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ announcement last October that Atlanta Police Department officers would receive pay hikes of up to 30 percent, the city’s longtime struggle to recruit and retain cops suddenly subsided.
“It’s all thanks to the pay raise,” Deputy Police Chief Scott Kreher said. “For years we were finding ourselves behind the eight ball, but that’s no longer the case.”
Two thousand police officers, a pledge first made more than a quarter century ago by former Mayor Bill Campbell, no longer seems unrealistic. That benchmark was reached once before, in 2013, but a closer look at the numbers revealed troubling signs. Veteran officers were leaving APD at an alarming rate, replaced by recruits who demonstrated varying levels of commitment to the job.
As of last year, according to the Atlanta Police Foundation, 200 officers were leaving for every 100 officers hired annually. By last August, APD was down to 1,663 sworn officers. Nearly 400 authorized positions were unfilled.


The mayor’s decision to boost salaries followed a compensation study that found APD officers were paid well below the median rates of their law enforcement peers. The report, commissioned by the Atlanta Police Foundation, showed the city’s cops faced a lower floor, lower ceiling and a longer wait to advance in the ranks.
Bottoms earmarked $30 million aimed at making APD more competitive with departments in similarly sized urban centers. About 1,100 officers received the initial raises, leaving $20 million to be distributed over the next three years.
As of Aug. 20, APD has added 111 sworn officers to its ranks from the same date in 2018.
Kreher said he is most encouraged by the increase in retention. From 2002 to 2014, APD lost more than 1,800 officers. Morale sank even lower.
“Everyone’s trying to get out. If you’re a good officer, you’re leaving,” former Atlanta police officer Joe Layman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2015. Layman left APD earlier that year for a job with Aurora, Colorado, police. After 10 years in Atlanta, he was making just $44,000 — a few thousand dollars less than an APD rookie will make this year.
Back then, the department averaged 130 resignations annually. As of Aug. 20, Atlanta police reported 33 resignations, 25 fewer than last year.
“People are just happier,” veteran Lt. Steve Zygaj said earlier this year. “When you see someone at a strip club throwing $1,000 into the air — that’s how I feel every day.”
Atlanta Police Department by the numbers