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.
What are the top three realistic things that would have the biggest impact for you at DeKalb?
Anyone know anything about the yearbooks??
Lets start the new year without the same old complaints about the higharchy of the department. One gets tired about hearing the same old shit day in and day out regarding this department. Afterall, it boils down to scuttlebutt which is bullshit under another name.Lets start to think about being positive and hope that our jobs will be more secure in the future.Yes, granted, the current bunch of crooks who spend the money on some of the dumbest things will eventually get kicked out of office. By then, if the county hasn't gone bankrupted, then there might be a chance of recovery.Our lives are too short to worry about the nipshit things that come along daily with our jobs. Therefore, lets all hope for the best and prepare for the worst and try to have a holiday season full of joy and happiness.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to us all
1.) Allow your yearly evaluation actually be put to work.Do your job and do it right would get you your 3%-not doing anything except being here to collect a paycheck they would be pushed out or be placed elsewhere within the county. If you really think about it....it could be a win-win situation. I know..actually doing some work is kind of scary for several within this dept.2.) Hire a Chief from outside this dept...and have a serious back ground check completed & make it so the perps in Decatur do not have a rope around his neck.3). Have a watch dog group for the BOC and everything they have thier fingers into including several other divisions like purchasing to name one. If Cobb county can do it and have the county running correctly to where they can give thier employees a 3%...Dekalb should be more than ashamed and just bow thier heads...Just wait and see when sanitation gets thier union up and runing...it is going to be an eye opener.
The yearbooks...yes, they were out of date before they hit the presses...it is delayed while they decide whether they will be using only the photographs they took or, in some cases, the more up-to-date ones taken by SO.
take homes, return to 10% raises, and isssued long guns
I know I paid a lot of money for a yearbook and was told I would have one in about a month. That was a few months ago.
take home vehicle for MPOs and above, a pay raise for the first time in 6 yrs, better and cheaper health benefits
Today I spoke at the City of Atlanta Council meeting during Comments from the public. Much like DeKalb County but you only get Two Minutes, you gotta be quick and prepared.I spoke against the $20,000.00 raise that the Council was preparing to vote on ! A 52 % raise for City Council. Giving theirselves a "fat cat" raise, nothing new there for politicians.There was one Rep from the Fire Fighters Union there and he was not in uniform. Saw no one there from the Police Union. Give me a break ! THIS IS A DISGRACE ! Are we just Sheep now ?I spoke of how the City of Atlanta had just loss two fine Police Officers that were fling a 1967 Viet Nam era helicopter. Per the news this morning I brought up the fact that evidently The City of Atlanta Public Schools can not afford to put modern Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in it's schools but we can afford to give The Atlanta Council and The Mayor a 52 % raise. MARLARKEY !From 1935-1960 it was my father Big Jerry, a City of Atlanta Police Officer who just had to say once "boys, we need you down at Coty Hall" and guess what, City Hall was packed ! And there was no Union to protect my fathers job. My father was able to these things for 25 years because he was an honest cop who had the backing of Richard B. Rich, the Regenstein family and many other proniment Atlanta business leaders that he had endeared his self to with his good works on the Force and for the community.Wonder why you don't see me much at DeKalb's Meetings any more ?I get tired of speaking up for people that either just don't have a pair or just too lazy to show up to protect their rights.I ain't thru with the City of Atlanta Council, I be at Fulon County Wednesday to smoke'm again.My best to you Officers as a New Chief is sought !
Thanks for the question Anon 1:35!(1) Getting rid of the CEO form of government in DeKalb county. Its not working. Make your own decisions on this issue from past performance.(2) Reorganize and down-size the county according to the reduced budget while maintaining core-services to the citizens. Vernon Jones bloated the management staff of the county deliberately for reasons that I will not speak of. Get rid of the excess management which has the highest employment salary outlay.(3) Communication. This is the biggest mistake I have seen by DeKalb political leadership. Vernon Jones and others specialized in intimidating employees, and it wasn't just the employees, the "fire without cause" clause for directors and management is not conducive to critical discussion as seen with incorporation of Dunwoody and Brookhaven. Almost every manager and director knew this was a bad move by the county. Everyone of them knew they could be fired for stating some obvious truths and observations that losing Dunwoody and Brookhaven would have negative effects on county revenue. They could not speak there objections without the risk of being fired.The politicians quit listening to the employees a decade ago. This is a big mistake and the county officials are ignoring one of their biggest assets. DeKalb has been slow in any corrective actions with employee relations after the disastrous Jones administration and conviction. HR director Ransom is about a 300 percent improvement over Joe Stone. Unfortunately he ego's of the politicians prevent almost any meaningful discussion between CEO/BOC and the employees.My opinionated opinion.KenC
How about new uniforms to start. The current ones with the subdued patches look like security guard uniforms. We need to go to a dark blue uniform with our old gold patches similar to APD's and like the ones that DeKalb PD used to have back in the day. I don't like subdued patches for Officers and Gold for Supervisors. The gold looks more professional and let us Officers wear collar brass and pins. It dresses up the uniform. Leather basketweave duty gear looks more professional as well.
Anon 11:53 I'm with you on that
The patch needs to be the same across the board. That is like the old headquarters with " superior officers" restrooms. It is very odd to me that a county like DeKalb is fine with different colored patches and separate restrooms. It's so nice to be reminded of your place.
Patches...white shirts... take homes with heavy tint.... larger take homes for the higher ups (because they might need a fuel efficient suburban to haul around all that equipment).... swing by 34... the back parking lot looks like a car dealership on the outer fence and all the black cars parked up front look like a mafia convention. Don't get me started on all the reserved spaces....Line cars are falling apart and the brass is busy with perks and symbols.
That and parking are about the only privilege rank holds these days.
There were pension board meetings mid September and mid November. Why have the minutes of these two meetings not been posted on the county web site yet. The last one posted was the July meeting. How long does it take to do this and who in responsible for posting the minutes(?) so we, the people that paid into the pension, can see what is going on. Are we back in the same old boat of being mushrooms, to be kept in the dark about our pension. Contact your pension rep and find out what is going on and why they still do not like to keep us informed.
I have a few comments:Working for DeKalb got to where it sucks! I know this...I am a retired DeKalb County Police Officer. I have scars all over my body from injuries I got working there. I literally bled for DeKalb. Almost all of us cops from the "good old days" did the same. My pension is pretty good but I worry it may be stolen out from under me by politicians. It used to be that being a DeKalb County Police Officer was an incredably difficult and dangerous job that was made tolerable because you knew you were part of an outstanding organization, you were part of the team, where the citizens respected you and the criminals feared you, where you were given top of the line equipment and training, and even the top brass were proud of you.Now the criminals are in control. The whole county government was handed over to them on a silver plater almost 2 decades ago (in case you were sleeping during that time) and now all you see is the results of that insanity. The mentality of the average citizen in DeKalb has changed and until the voting citizens decide to make some changes, it will continue to spiral out of control. Its going to have to get bad...really bad, and affect them individually before they wise up and start voting in people who care about the county instead of just themselves. I wanted to also say thay I love and respect all you young officers in the trenches fighting the good fight that I fought myself years ago. You are not alone even though it seems that way sometimes. You are part of a long stream of DeKalb County Police Officers who, even though they may be retired, are still with you and pray for you every day.Sgt Friendly
DeKalb Police has a proud heritage. Once such a respected agency. The department has been brought to it's knees begging for death. It is so sad that so many gave so much for the department to be where it is. The same thing can be said for the county itself. The only reason DeKalb is in the shape it's in, is a total LACK OF LEADERSHIP. The United States is now on the same path. Makes me sick.
Who got beatdown at the dog park in Dunwoody?
Ken C every time you sit post you sound like an idiot. To say HR is 300 percent better and you no longer work here that’s simply your idiotic opinion. Aren’t you retired? You should get a life and stop posting your meaningless opinions and enjoy life OK you felt like you got mistreated MOVE ON life goes on. This place is run like shit under Ellis and you still talk about Vernon Jones, you might want to talk to your attorney before you post your slanderous comments and post your name you IDIOT. Ken I doubt if you held a management position because the comments you make. It sounds like people ignored you when you worked here and this is your way of throwing rocks and showing your hands, get a life. One last thing Anon 9:29 the American People Have Spoken get over it. That damn Carl Rowe.
cbsatlanta reported it was jamie payton. i hope she is recovering from this horrible attack. hope that douchebag get some serious punishment.
Perhaps we should take a queue from the country with the least gun violence, Switzerland. They have mandatory military service after which they return home and retain their rifles they carried during said service. Had we had mandatory service in this country odds are that a teacher would have been armed and trained to protect those innocent children in Newtown and could have stopped the assault earlier thus saving many innocent lives. Military service also creates a drive, since of national pride, and moral compass that is so very lacking in our current society and youth.
Okay... how do officers and/or supervisors never learn at DKPD from the mistakes made by others?BOC member Sutton was not arrested in Center on an outstanding warrant Stan Watson wasn't arrest in South for DC and DUI.... And NOW... another Watson (Atlanta councilman) was not arrest when he was driving while suspended? See Channel 2 at http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/probe-launched-councilmans-traffic-stop/nTdPx/
So a specialized position notice came out for an Sgt. in training.... hmm the roster for the instructor class was overwhelmingly made up of Special Ops and special units... wonder who has been tagged for "opening" that was announced.Can you say "preordained ".
To feel safe to report someone on my street, who has been indicted for trafficking drugs, who appears to still be in business.
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