This blog page was established so DeKalb County Police Officers including their family and friends may have a place to hold discussions, post news and vent without fear of retribution.
Open letter to the Democrat CEO and Commissioners dominating DeKalb leadership;With the loss of revenue from the Dunwoody secession, and the upcoming secession of Brookhaven from DeKalb government, serious questions must be asked.How does ignoring the North DeKalb citizens and inciting them to secede by ignoring their pleas for dialogue with commissioners help the rest of the county citizens with the loss of tax revenue and increased taxes and fees?Why are the highest paid metro local government elected officials refusing to do their jobs of serving ALL their citizens instead of only the south and central DeKalb citizens?Detail the Dekalb Democrat platform item that explicitly discriminates against citizens of a geographical area, racial element or class of society as seen in DeKalb government.What is the vision, goals and plans of the DeKalb Democrat party concerning DeKalb citizens?Ken Choate
Entry into the contest to name the new GIS slogan. ( recent e-mail for those of you who delete ). GIS, just one floor below the corruption.
Emory, Northlake, and Tucker you had better wake up. The burden is about to fall upon your shoulders. Brookhaven will not expel all of their resources on Buford Hwy. because they will use code enforcement and policing to cleanup the problems. This will allow DKPD to have more resources to generate revenue along the Shallowford Rd. school zone. We have been directed from a policing department to a revenue producing agency to keep feeding the pot. Keep that quota up boys so next year we will only have 10 furlough days. Want need that aerial unit when the county is left only covering Memorial Dr. Just use binoculars from atop the Burgess Building!
LoFlyerThats a very easy question. The answer is because 96 percent of South DeKalb is BLACK while only 62 percent of North DeKalb is black.Brookhaven? im sure its a lot lower than 62 percent!!!!!!!
Man I just don't understand how you can blame all of to days problems on one party. If you look at the county's history. Look at who ran this place. Did you have questions then? I think not because your team was on the field. For those of you that hope this place folds. Remember you probably don't have the time to retire. So you will be impacted.
Democrats have been controlling Dekalb for more than 20 years now. Look at any poor crappy city or county in America and you see decades of democrats spending spending spending, corruption, waste, and fraud...while those who actually work and pay taxes tend to leave or create their own city. There is already talk of a city of Tucker, which would be cover about half of Tucker precinct and 4 square miles inside of Gwinnett to border Lilburn. The City of Lilburn is currently conducting a study to see how to annex and triple the size of its city and include part of Dekalb with it. Change is coming and in the years to come you will see Dekalb PD get smaller...just like Fulton CO PD did.
Did LoFlyer just now figure out the black leaders of Dekalb hate white people? Haha, reverse discrimination has been rampant within Dekalb govt for years. Dekalb saw its hayday decades ago, its over and the tax payers who want to stick around and not see their neighborhood look like a ghetto HUD, section 8 war zone are going to create their own cities.
I for one, do not see Tucker as becoming a city in my lifetime. There is no one person in Tucker who has the gaul to step out in front and get the ball rolling. Tucker used to be a bed and breakfast community with a little manufacturing thrown in for good measure. It has grown with super cheap stores selling half shit merchandise to people who are on ebts and subsidies. There are some people in Tucker who do earn a fairly good living, but they are far and few between.Regarding what the Commission and the Bunch of Crooks will do when Brookhaven becomes the next city, remains to be seen regarding the unincorporated areas. Whatever it is, will not not be pretty. It will be more expensive, more and more rental homes will become more prevelent.More cheap stores will appear, and the area will go down the tubes.As far as the Police department is concerned, it will probably be similar to Fulton County where very little unincorporated area exists and will probably be consumed by the Sheriff's Office.This is reality facing us down the road, compliments of the Bunch of Crooks and the Chief Embezzlement Officer of this once fine county.Gone and forgotten........
I'm upset with the cost of updating my uniforms at my own expense. I bet the ones on the fourth floor have their's done at county expense.Did you ever wonder what those dress uniform coats cost. The last several years and all the promotions and demotions with Majors and above, thousands of taxpayer dollars.All I want is a take home car and I would be happy. Driving around on the county dime.
I hear a lot about white population and black population. Some people are bigots and don't care for people different from themselves. I say this because of broad generalities in reference to race posted here. So there are no decent people in south DeKalb? There are many well established neighborhoods through all of Dekalb. There are million dollar homes off of Stone Mtn. Lith. Rd.People like Anon 5:45 pm just want to tear down and criticize with no positive input or solution.You are some sad people.
Yes it is happening and anyone I know under the old pension that is vested (over 10 years in service) is making plans to freeze their retirement while they have the option. It is sad it has come to this but what else can you do at this point besides protect the investment you have made for you and your family.
To the blogger of October 28, 2011 at 11:50 PM, be very thankful that you have a job at all. So you have to pay for some uniforms. Don't you realize that you can take this off your taxes every year?Also, driving home a car on the county's dime.....How stupid could you get? Even if you do not live in Dekalb County, you are still paying for it in the form of taxes on everything. Get smart and get a life !!!
Not sure if other precincts are aware but East is losing officers rapidly...just this month there were 3 officers who've QUIT and more are processing out very very soon. How are the other pcts doing ?I gues the BOC and command staff dont really care, thats whay there are 2 academies coming in the next 2 months (dec and january ) UNBELIEVABLE PLACE
There must be some real idiots running things out there if three officers quit in one month in this economy. What is going on out east?
Hey commission; Occupy "this".
Those million dollar homes you speak of are furnished by Rent a Center, the people who live in them aren't all millionaires.
It's more like 3 officers at east pct quits within 2 weeks. Thanks to the wonderful leadership "corner office" at east pct. Word is 4 more at east pct soon to follow.
Do you think everyone reads thisBlog? If you do you are wrong>If you do not express yourselfwhere the public is, you are wasteing the energy you use to useyour fingers.I'm waiting for you to at attractthe public attention.Spent too much time slandering Vernon Jones.He didn't change your pension,furlogh days etc.Ten years ago we had,Steve Jobs,Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have No Jobs,No Hope and No Cash.You work hard and well, you deserve more....
actually five officers have left east in the last six weeks. A few to departments who have more to offer, I say good for them.Chief O,I believe your a good commander and try do whats best for your employees. We all understand your hands are tied by the board of crooks. You need to start appearing at roll calls without sergeants and lieutenants present, and listen to what we have to say. Especially at East!! We go out with 9 officers on a watch on any given day. Supervisors dont clear on calls, we are responding to 87/69 with one officer, or priority one calls alone with no back up. There is always 2 on special to write tickets and have been ordered do NOT come off of special unless directed. This is serious conflict, the ticket issue at east is so bad that everyone from sergeant thru captain dont care what happens as long as the tickets are written and it keeps the Major off of their backs.pretty soon we will be handling a watch with six officers, there will be no traffic stops or citations written because officer safety out here is at an all time low. Chief what are you going to do about it???
To: There must be some real idiots running things out there if three officers quit in one month in this economy. You are the true idiot... There are a lot, nnnnn I mean a lot of good jobs out there.... Dont be "A Slave" to the mentality of "Be glad you have job". Now if you don’t or cant qualify, shame on your stupid ass. I'm am cutting some of that green grass, on the other side on this nice sunny Oct Saturday....... " M Gone and Happy"
Why does stupidity (leaving triple murder weapons at crime scene for media to find, etc.) and morale issues continually flow out of East? Perhaps everyone is in a hurry to get back to writing tickets for obvious reasons and neglecting the basics.
Hey Anon 12:03 you are so correct. What you fail to realize is most of the people making the comments are lost souls. This county has been taken to the cleaners by some people. The playing field has always been uneven and continues to be for some. The sad thing is no one will take a stand. I remember that very sad day 9~11. Everyone came together as one, now look how divided we have become. We have a country that has been driven into the ground by a certain group. It took eight years to make things this way, you didn't utter one word. Although I didn't agree still and thought my kids to RESPECT the president. In my opinion this is a very bad race issue. When will we wake up and help each other? As long as we are divided and blame race, things will never improve. When is the last time you took a stand for injustice? When is the last time you gave a citizen some good sound advice? Stop being a part of the problem and start being a part of the solution. We all bleed red blood. Until you talk to a person with an open mind, you have no idea what journey they have traveled. Stop assuming every person you run into is a perp. If you just do a few minor things you can make DeKalb County and America a better place. I don't think people making $250.000.00 a year give a rats ass about any of us. Look at the Washington. If a certain party keeps fighting we will have 4 more years of President Obama, look at the money he is raising, that's called a clue. Look at this place who is taking a stand? The only thing I keep hearing is they won't listen. At least Tebo took it to the people and he gained support. What the hell do we have now. We are ALL (Black and White) about to get screwed. As long as we stay divided they win. Ask your self if you are getting your ass kicked do you care if the person coming to help you is Democrat or Republican? Do you say radio start me a Republican officer? Hell no you say start me a unit. And if you do feel that way let it be known. I know for a fact a lot of you won't bark unless you have your gang with you. If this county continues at the paste its going, we will all suffer. Do some research instead of putting a certain race down. You will see things so much differently.
If I worked for Stathis, I'd quit too.
Well when the inevitable catastrophe hits East Precinct no one can say they were unaware of the ongoing managerial problems there now.
it is widely known if you don't kiss Stahis's ass then he goes out of his way to headhunt you. Just ask anyone who has been in any of his staff meetings. It really is sad that immature people exist is leadership roles like that today.
Yep the supervisors that cared about us and our safety eventually got tired of hitting their heads against a brick wall and gave up or left.
You should upload some radio traffic of calls going out without a supervisor clearing on it, assigning backup, or being enroute to it themselves under the open records act.
Looks like someone needs another demotion back to Capt.
Its not just East losing Officers, they are quiting from every Precinct. Once the new pension rape happens Im sure we will lose many more. Get out while you can rookies.
Document these goings on at East. Because we all know that when something happens the brass is gonna deny knowledge of the problem. What a major that puts officer safety below his ticket quota. Chief O'Brien show some balls and clip this sorry style of leadership before someone gets killed. Its time the media ask for some numbers regarding these ticket quotas.
Clearing on calls and being enroute to back.... I wish I could...... I'm frustrated that I CAN'T do my job and am now strictly in the CYA mode. The sergeants at my precinct don't have the backing of the white shirts....they're quick to pass the buck and are quicker to hang you out to dry. A lot of things that drop in our lap should be handled by NET or ICP teams. Outside generating paper and additional work for line officers and sergeants, I'm not sure I know what they do with their time.Uniform officers and their sergeants are easy targets to put the blame on.Yeah, I miss policing and leading.
Being from East Precinct, I know a couple of things. Stathis is not going anywhere. The command staff likes his kind of leadership. It shows because he is still there. The problem started when the command staff "balls" where cut off by eliminating them from merit protection. That's when they started to become lap dogs to the BOC and CEO. Until the command staff has some type of protection from better "removed", like in the Sheriff department, bend over and hold those ankles. i enjoyed my time at DKPD but the writing on the wall was getting a little too much. It is greener on the other side. Just depends on what type of green you are searching for. I decided if im going to get a small paycheck at-least i should like my job. And if the only good comment you can say at roll call is "be glad you have a job, its hard out there" stay in your office.
Well, well, well, oh how the chickens are coming home to roost. I do believe that I've been saying this for more than a year now over and over, over. This is all our fault. ..(well not the small half dozen that have been with me).... but Yeah you heard me right. It's every single ass that wears the DKPD badge.... we can get on this blog and bitch, and bitch, and bitch about how we're being screwed but when the time comes to carry your sorry asses to the BOC meetings you find every freakin excuse you can to explain why you couldn't go and stand united and show up in force....get up there and speak to the chosen ones for a right of passage.... Let me just say that I've been present....waiting to see my team mates show up....and every single month it's a freakin NO SHOW!!!! Except for the half dozen few that are with me.....LISTEN, !!What in the hell is wrong with you people, do you honestly think that out of sight is out of mind and that your absence at these BOC meetings is some how going to work in your favor.... STOP you freakin bitchin for once and get involved and do something to change this .... Instead of hiding behind your computer monitors spilling your hate. If you guys and gals are as concerned as you seem to be here on this blog then where in the hell are all the warm bodies when its time for a BOC meeting....where, oh where .... I know exactly where, you are all sitting on your asses waiting for someone else to fall on their sword... All I can say is this, what is happening to all of us is exactly what we deserve, and its for a lack of being involved.... PERIOD!!STOP the Bitchin, and GET YOUR ASSES TO these meetings!!!!!
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