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

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Rumor is the new Police Chief is Mirtha Ramos from Miami Dade, and they are glad to get rid of her for several reasons. Based on all the comments on the Miami Dade law enforcement forum all the negative comments about her are disturbing. what does this mean for Dekalb police and why bring someone in who is surrounded by controversy.   

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Congratulations to all the newly promoted supervisors, transfers and new academy graduates. 
It seems like every time a new academy graduates the Police department promotes more people and moves officers from uniform to other positions. this leaves the uniform division short-staffed again. I think the department is very top-heavy as it is shouldn't the goal to be keeping good veteran officers and making sure the uniform division is staffed adequately to provide a good service for the citizens of DeKalb county.   

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Former Dekalb Detective,  Involved in a serious auto accident and is at Grady Memorial Hospital, Detective Krueger is recovering and is waiting to see if he needs surgery. 
Former Dekalb Police Chief James Conroy,  hired as new Police Chief for the City of Roswell. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Two Dekalb Police Officers arrested for D.U.I while off duty and one Officer fired for failing a breathalyzer while on duty.
What is going on in the Dekalb Police Department?

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hapeville Police starting pay  50,000.00 plus lots of perks and great benefits. Dekalb still one of the lowest paid departments in the metro Atlanta area.