Here it comes… so get ready.
Everyone needs to pay close attention…
The BOC has told the Chief that the police department needs to cut it’s budget…how do you accomplish this? Well it’s all in the numbers. With the shortage of officers and the fact that no new officers are being hired, and the fact that we’re in the process of loosing more officers a plan has come up to eliminate a precinct. You heard right, a precinct…
Now since the formation of the City of Brookhaven is pretty much a done deal and the county has no plan to try and stop or resolve the issues and to stop the bleeding of financial funds within the county North Precinct is going to be relocated. A location has apparently already been worked out, which incidentally will be inside the city limits of Brookhaven.
The plan calls for eliminating Center Precinct…yep that’s right Center Precinct.
Apparently North, with it’s new location would absorb the northern most territories of Center and the remaining territories would be picked up by the other 3 precincts. There would be an increase of officers from Center Precinct spread out to the remaining precincts to give more coverage. In addition to eliminating a precinct you also save by doing away with a Major’s position, saving the county more money. And you put the staff and the aides back out onto the road to help with call volume. The citizens of DeKalb would see more officers on the road, a selling point for the BOC.
The second part is Special Operations would move into the old Center Precinct area at HQ.
All you have to do is look into your own backyard because this has already happened.
It happened to Fulton County PD. It’s almost a carbon copy due to all of the new cities that formed in the north end of that county and the same thing is happening here…so get prepared…, and remember…
It’s all about the numbers to the BOC!!! …. And it’s an election year!!!