Thursday, March 17, 2011

Police Academy Will Not Be Cut

According to Lee Mays, the upcoming June police academy will not be cut and no police officer will lose their job.

So, where will the 4.7 million dollars in cuts come from, hmm?

Let's see; If they're not cutting the academy, Burrell is keeping Wiz around...oh we get it! No paid holidays and furloughs.....silly us.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very, very strange......I wonder where the money is coming from? Did Dekalb County win a lottery somewhere? Did they not pay the Federal taxes they withheld from the employees? Did they not pay Social Security or the insurance premiums? The COO doesn't know, 'cause he is working for free. The CEO cannot answer because he is home recuperating. Did Terrell Bolton repay the county for what he took?

We all hope that big deep secret will be told one day. Right now it is a mystery.

Lets call NCIS and maybe they can answer it.

Anonymous said...

Can never make anyone happy. Would you rather have less officers on the street and have one less person to come back you up or be paid. Be thankful for that, its a mediocre step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Yea, better to furlough current employees than not hire new employees. Again, why were we furloughed last year when the Department was under budget the last 2 years and several other County Departments were over budget. Oh, wait. It's all about fairness. Heard that anywhere before?

Anonymous said...

So I take it that Lee knows how to run the Police Dept better than Chief O'Brien does. I cant wait to see where our cuts will come from now.

Commissioners are a damn joke, esecially in Dekalb and Clayton.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was already a definite...is it yes or no on cutting the academy? They really can't be jerking people around like this.

LoFlyer said...

This is how the game of politics and budget cuts is played in DeKalb government.
Political leaders who have no idea how to run a government, much less how to reorganize and downsize a local government instead order generic across the board cuts relieving themselves of responsibility of the cuts.
The department directors and managers look at their budgets and decide that cuts cannot be made without cutting critical elements of their budget. The cuts have to be made and they usually go for high profile items such as the DKPD Aerial Support Unit and the Academy recruits. Citizen's do not want to see the cuts giving the commissioners the justification to raise taxes.
That's how the game is played in DeKalb government.
I still want to know where the insurance pay-off from the downed DKPD helo went to. This is easy pickings for any reporter who would care to investigate.

Anonymous said...

They crashed the copter, got a quick pay out from the insurance, and put it in the general fund. Fact!

Anonymous said...

I heard the heli will be replaced. Honestly, do you really want the one remaining to be used regularly until another one comes? If something happened to that one, then you'd have NONE. Calm down.

Guiseppe Lottaspaghetti said...

I still only see one helicopter, whats up with the insurance money and the replacement?

LoFlyer said...

Anon 12:04. None of us expect the commissioners to do the right thing.
Helicopters require a fair amount of maintenance
In 2000 the County owned 3 MD-500's and dropped to two of the higher priced and larger Eurocopters. The stated purpose was to improve SAR (search and rescue) capabilities but I have never seen an external wench that is essential for the job.
I suspect the decision to go with larger, more expensive helo's had more to do with providing executive transport than providing SAR capability.
DKPD is down to one helo and there is no replacement in sight. The ASU is grounded.
Some choices have to made. Is a aqua-park or a horse-farm more important than the DKPD Aerial Support Unit? That's a decision that DeKalb commissioners have to make.

Anonymous said...

I thought the money from the helicopter was going to pay for take home vehicles for MPO and above in order to stem the flow of officers leaving for greener pastures.

I'll believe it when I see it.... holds true.

Anonymous said...

Center Pct had a armored car robbery/murder and had to call for aerial support from another agency because ours was on call..... Sad

Anonymous said...

I don't know how Bill O'Brian can stand working for this idiotic BOC.

Anonymous said...

If our helicopter wasn't grounded, there's a good chance they could have done a lot on that armored car 44/58. The helipad isn't far from Toco Hills. They could have been there in a few minutes.

Anonymous said...

Only the faces and names have been changed to protect the guilty. Ellis is no different than VJ.
However I do have to say that when VJ was running the County you at least knew who was running it.
Now who the hell knows. Think about it, when is the last time you heard anything from Ellis, other than "He's doing fine after his surgery". The same goes for Miller, you never see or hear from him, he has two aids Lieutenant Mooneyham (who has never done anything in his life, just like his wife the Director of Animal Control) and a Sergeant. From what I hear Mooneyham is just about finished his Masters Degree (on line on the County Dime) just like The Wiz, Holmes, and several others. What a waste of tax payers money. I guess as the Director his idea to save the County money was to leave both OB's in the acting position. Get rid of the POS.

Anonymous said...

LoFlyer, did you call me a wench?? Where is that pirate Ron Burgandy when I need him??

Anonymous said...

Well like others this news concerns me about where cuts are gonna come from in the police department. It is states by Lee Mays that academies won't be cut. Yet there is nothing offered as to how the police department is supposed or expected to make their cuts mandated by the BOC. Last year we experienced mandatory furlough days.

So the BOC's solution appears to be this. Don't stop adding officers. This was continued last year though they couldn't afford to pay the ones they already had. And on top of that it was on top of the earlier retirement program. They simply furloughed us all including new hires. I fear they are going to furlough us again and quite possibly a lot. And the reason they aren't offering how or where the savings are going to come from is because they have already gone on the record saying that won't happen.

The bottom line is this. Adding employees when you can't afford those you already have and then furloughing everyone to make up the necessary savings DOES NOT increase service. Service remains the same or more likely suffers because of the harm done to all of the employees and the effect on morale.

AL

Anonymous said...

Lee May.... is Flake Mill in his district? ..... is Flakes Mill now gonna stay open in exchange for his vote?

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:22.....and what would 90 have done???????????????????????

Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!As usual. "90s 10-7..........90s 10-8"

Them Flyboys need to be put in a unit.......10-41!!!!!!!!!

The remnants of ....."Bobby's Boyz!" Privledged beeaaatchhess!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just curious but who decides where the cuts will me made? I know that the BOC decides the budget, but who makes decisions on where the cuts come from? Isn't it the individual agencies?

Anonymous said...

US census report says that DKC population has grown only 4% from 2000 to 2010. It is now 691,400. Yet the number of employees has about doubled over the same time. No way to run a railroad.

Anonymous said...

At least we have water parks in South DeKalb and the Sanford Performing Arts Center that puts on nothing but black performances. I didn't see anythin on their schedule celebrating Irish history for St. Patrick's Day. Are there no Irish tax payers in DeKalb? Does the Sanford Center really need to advertise that they are celebrating black history month? Every month is black history month at the Sanford Center! Why are our tax dollars being used for a racist agenda?

Anonymous said...

Just read an article in the AJC that now the commissioners say they didn't know they were closing the Candler library and they would like the library to reconsider. Just like saying they won't cut the police academy and no police will lose their job. Where do you think these budget cuts will come from? Are they really that stupid? Reduction in money = reduction in services. It's simple. Just don't think you'll hire 50 more cops and take more me.

Anonymous said...

no bullets