Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only those that want power the least should have it.

Anonymous said...

Great job HOMICIDE UNIT!!!!!!! you guys are starting the year off very well with the clearance. Great group of detectives, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

The Dekalb School System is now off of probation from SACS. They are not fully restored yet (still on warning status) but took a major step in the right direction.

You know what can be taken away from that paragraph from up above ? ITS AMAZING WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP IN PLACE. Thats all I have to say about that !

SERENITY NOW

Anonymous said...

It's easy to keep a low clearance rate. It's proving the cases being cleared the problem.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why over 35 new patrol cars have been gathering dust in the Fire parking lot at 34 for over a month while we're short cars and driving cars with over 100,000 miles?

Anonymous said...

Below is a post I came across on Facebook. This child needs to be found. Is it really up to DFCS to allow or not allow an Amber Alert ? This should be all over the news ! DFCS is such a joke !





Bob Payne


8 hours ago


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This is my Grandson, Kyle and he has been missing in the Stone Mountain, GA area since Saturday. He is 12 years old and under 5' tall. The GA DFACS office in Ellijay was responsible for him after removing him from my son because Rick refused to put him on ADHD medicine that has been tried before and did not work. Because they do not the want the publicity that comes with DFACS losing a child, they have issued NO Amber Alert, no news broadcasts of him going missing, etc. As of yesterday, DFACS was not even looking for him. They gave Rick permission to go find him and he is down in Dekalb County looking for him now. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please contact me on here. He will be easy to spot, as DFACS had put into a Foster home in a predominantly black neighborhood. He was seen at a convenience store on Redan Road a couple days after he went missing.



This is my Grandson, Kyle and he has been missing in the Stone Mountain, GA area since Saturday. He is 12 years old and under 5' tall. The GA DFACS office in Ellijay was responsible for him after removing him from my son because Rick refused to put him on ADHD medicine that has been tried before and did not work. Because they do not the want the publicity that comes with DFACS losing a child, they have issued NO Amber Alert, no news broadcasts of him going missing, etc. As of yesterday, DFACS was not even looking for him. They gave Rick permission to go find him and he is down in Dekalb County looking for him now. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please contact me on here. He will be easy to spot, as DFACS had put into a Foster home in a predominantly black neighborhood. He was seen at a convenience store on Redan Road a couple days after he went missing.

Anonymous said...

Blog Master can u set up a swap/trade page within this blog so that we DeKalb Officers and Retired Dekalb Officers can trade items between ourselves? We are so spread out across Georgia and even out of state now that we loose touch with one another and, I feel like if we could have this it would help. It would have to be something NOT OPEN to the general public, and where you would have to have a password to get into. It would have a list of email address and names etc so that we could be able to network better.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

To Jan 22 at 1:09 AM....

Amen! No greater example of this can be found than what has happened to DeKalb County in the past 2 decades.

DeKalb Officers said...

To January 23, 2014 at 8:38 AM,
Good idea, but let us refer you to GLER, or Ga. Law Enforcement Recourse @

"http://24.98.177.35/phpbb3/"

It's run by a DeKalb officer and would probably be better suited for that.

Thanks for reading and stay safe!

Anonymous said...

@January 22, 2014 at 1:09 AM

HaHa. Looks like someone watches Sleepy Hollow.

Anonymous said...

Or subscribes to Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy. IN any case, no truer words have been spoken.

Anonymous said...

The former governor of Virginia and his wife will be indicted under the RICO Act. These elected officials are greedy for money and power.

Do the CRIME, you will do the TIME....

Anonymous said...

The North Sandy Springs High school cafeteria worker rolled on her boss and now the boss is in jail. I say, just arrest one person in the business license department and they will roll on each other.

Anonymous said...

To 6:24am please just give your name so you can be arrested and taken out of your guilty mind. You constantly cry about the business license department and the corruption. Just must have intimate knowledge for it to bother you so badly but you never go to the proper authorities! Turn yourself in and you will feel peace.

Anonymous said...

Those cars have been sitting there longer than just a month, they have been there at least since Thanksgiving, not to mention the ones sitting at old 34 with no decals. Oh yeah they had several chargers to but they have disappeared. Are we gonna get take homes or not???????

Anonymous said...

Adam Murphy needs to get off his ass and do a story on this!

DeKalb PD has purchased cars and left them to gather dust while officers are leaving in droves and those who haven't left are driving cars that should have been taken out of service long ago. We used to get rid of them at 100,000 miles.

Here's a news story on a silver platter....

Anonymous said...

No take homes ever...deal with it, this place is a toilet

Anonymous said...

Having been in supervisors meetings when take-homes was discussed it's assumed officers here aren't responsible enough for them. It's imagined the equipment would be "misplaced" in them and/or you'd show for work with 22"s on them.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:47pm, just give your name or shut up. I heard about the busines license people and I don't work in that department.

Anonymous said...

When are we getting our W2's???? ..I had my tax refund this time last year.

Anonymous said...

Who gets a return with extra job 1099s eating it all? Keep the W2 as long as you want since I always end up paying them anyway.

Anonymous said...

Giving take homes to a lot of officers would be a terrible idea. On the other hand Gwinnett gives its cadets take homes halfway through the academy, they just cant remove them from the county and they all have GPS.

Imagine the news stories from what we all know some DKPD officers would be doing with take home cars.

Anonymous said...

One thing is for certain, I'm not risking having one of these Atl morons wreck my POV while trying to get to work (AKA shit-hole). If I had a county take-home I'd put forth the effort, but not my own when no one else does.

Montieth said...

Hey guys, this is the guy with the Army truck who was out in the Tucker and central precinct area trying to help out in his icy mess we have right now.

First, Bloody great work by the officers slogging through the gigantic pile of calls. I get to call it a day and go turn in when I want but you guys are still out there. I talked to a number of you guys tonight and I'm quite please to see you guys trying to plow through that giant mess.

Second, command staff and motorpool wallas, why the heck didn't the cars have tire chains, in their trunks last bloody night? There should not have been a mass of units out, at least what I saw early on, in icing conditions still waiting on the decision for chains to be installed. That decision should be local depending on conditions. Get the guys some equipment so they're not helpless on the ice. Please, a tax payer begs that you spend on his if necessary.

Third all you cops and EMS crews have far more patience than I do for the people trying to do things with their cars that they cannot do on ice and clogging up every major highway, causing numerous accidents and log jams.

Be careful out there!

Anonymous said...

Well metro Atlanta turns into a winter wonderland again and EVERYBODY gets caught either at work or on the roads. How stupid can you be to see the weather going to hell all around you and you sit there and let yourself get caught in it...miles from home. I spoke to a buddy of mine who said it took him 9 hours to get from a shopping mall to his home yesterday evening. I asked him what the HELL were you doing at a shopping mall knowing full well there was a winter storm coming in. He said he needed underwear. IDIOT!!! The National Weather Service issues winter storm watches and warnings for a reason people. If you get caught, then YOU DIDNT PAY ATTENTION OR YOU DIDNT CARE! I have zero pity on fools who live in some bubble and not pay attention to an event that could end their lives.
And....the same thing has been happening for years around here. You want to know why they dont put tire chains in our police cars? Because they damage the police cars and the damage it does to those precious cars isnt worth helping your stupid ass get back home when you shouldnt have been there in the first place!

The old cops says...Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Anonymous said...

Your CEO is calling people Dr. on press conference then saying "He's not really a Dr. but I'll call him one". Sadly this comedy of errors is not uncommon to Dekalb. "This my cousin ray-ray and he's gonna play chief for a bit."

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to explain the difference between a storm warning and watch to your school superintendent. He probably needs to know the difference since he makes the decision to close schools.

Anonymous said...

Whoever thinks we don't need take home cars can go the fuck to hell!! We are one of, if not the ONLY, county in the state who does not have take homes!! Fuck this place and that thug idiot playing chief ced the entertainer.

Anonymous said...

I'd be glad to taxi kids home from school to help out our inept leaders on my way home too if I had a take home car.

Anonymous said...

Two more bite the dust apparently!! TWO more officers leaving east for greener pastures of more money, better benefits, A TAKE HOME CAR, and less BULLSHIT to have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Had schools not been closed earlier in the year because it was too chilly to stand at a bus stop, the snow days wouldn't be needed to be used so sparingly now. Wouldn't hurt to bring back the draft either to toughen up these little punks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dekalb "leaders", do yourself (and viewers) a favor and appoint someone with at least a room temperature IQ to hold your aired press releases. These are Dekalb's best and brightest? SERIOUSLY...?

Anonymous said...

Cedric the Entertainer is itching to promote Capt. P to Major, God help us all in I.L.P.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing, no-one's learned their lesson from 2011. And it's not even as bad as it was in 2011. People saw a snowflake drift past their windows at work and everyone lost their freaking mind. I'm glad that in an "Emergency" situation, everyone's normal reaction is to run out into the streets and then wonder why everyone has run out into the streets. It was 2 1/2 Inches and everyone's gone F-ing crazy.

Then of course, there's the idiots that expect...I dont know, a Police escort? when they get caught in a ditch somewhere or in the snow. Yes, it's a heart-warming story when you see an officer stopping to help a lone motorist on the side of the road. But when you're going from call to call of nothing but "The TV man said there was going to be snow, and now, for some reason I'm out and about and got caught in it, what do???" If you're not dead, dying, or naturally cryogenically frozen, I really don't give a shit, I'll get to you when I get to you. And I really haven't been doing this long enough to ALREADY have such a pessimistic and pitiful view of the county's citizens. Good lord, this place would break my spirit if I didn't find the endless limits of people's stupidity so goddamn hilarious!

Stay Warm(hehe) and Stay Safe out there!
-OfficerZero

Anonymous said...

Didn't 2 sargents just transfer out of ILP because of her incompetence? Alexander should look into that.

Anonymous said...

Gotta recognize talent and promote accordingly.

Anonymous said...

The end of January and the promised new patrol cars sit and gather dust at 34.

Anonymous said...

You'll never advance around here doing the bare minimum like a fireman waiting on a call so get in gear or go elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

The county can spin take-homes favorably (as they try with everything) and state they just realized the benefit given the winter storm and have decided to issue cars and catch up to the REST OF THE GD NATION.

Anonymous said...

All Captain and a certain Lt. does is hold 4-5 meetings a day with us. We couldn't get anything done if we wanted to. I got screwed by my supervisor being sent over here for this crap. Ask to leave and get blackballed like others or have our transfers tore up in front of us by her and treated like a traitor. tired of this 1!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, throw some snow chains in trunk and there will be no excuse for not making it to work.

Anonymous said...

Maj. wake up and stop letting Newton run the Prect. He is leaving you alone on this sinking ship....and pissing everyone that keeps this place a float off. Wake up man, wake up...

Anonymous said...

Captain Porter as a Major, yes that's going to happen. Alexander showed just how stupid he is when he put a captain who called her coworker a racial slur and a 2 week lieutenant in charge of his pet unit. Alexander needs to wake up and at least ask some of the people who left that stupid unit what they left. It's because the managers are complete idiots. Hell the lieutenant in ILP activated his own detectives to respond to his residence outside of the county to investigate a burglary at his house. So if your house gets burglarized you need to have ILP to respond. If their lieutenant can do it, so can you.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say good riddens to Sergeant Graham......hopefully you will stay gone from East! Now there's just one slug sergeant left to go and we can all rest easier.

Anonymous said...

This from a Cobb cop. We don't have takehomes either and we have guys leaving left and right for greener pastures too. It's not just yall. Only difference is, they haven't told us that we'll be getting them.

Anonymous said...

When a supervisor can pick and choose which rule and policy he wants to abide by and which one he doesn't he NO longer is an effective leader! If truth be known probably never was one.

Anonymous said...

Write that supervisor up just as they would you. Everyone is supposed to follow the same policy. If it goes unaddressed I'm sure the media will be more than happy to shed light on it.

Anonymous said...

I thought Newton was retiring in a couple of months. That should solve the problem at Center right?

I see why you guys are worried about S. Porter being promoted to Major but I think her use of the racial slur toward a fellow employee, while clearly wrong, is the least concerning problem. What about being lazy for an entire career? And maybe even more likely and troublesome would be the promotion of C. Howard. How Lee May allows that situation to exist with a department head is amazing and disgusting. At least Wiz and V. Logan had the good sense to try to hide it to some extent. When is Cedric going to come ride around with me on a regular basis for some one on one time and take me to lunch and hang out with me off duty? Should I hold my breath?

As to the constant complaints about ILP, which the entire department thinks is a joke, this is nothing new. It was a disaster and a waste of manpower from the beginning. More people are just realizing it now. This whole ILP fiasco was not Alexander's idea originally. It seems that he just does not know enough about law enforcement to know when he is being fed a pile of horse dung. Plus I don't think he really cares anyway. The ILP Unit in this department was created last spring. I am almost positive this ILP thing was the brain child of B. Harris. He was the one going all over the department telling everyone how this would revolutionize police work in the DKPD for the next decade. I wonder if any supervisors pushed back on this at all? But yeah, I see what he was talking about now. The cutting edge of crime fighting for sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Using your subordinates to investigate your burglary. I would say that's unbelievable but this is Dekalb. This place is a joke. What makes it really bad is that nothing is going to be done about it.

Anonymous said...

Let me understand this, The Lt. over in the ILP unit, Lt. James, had a burglary at is private residence, which happens to be in Newton County or Covington, GA, and he activates two detectives and a Sgt to respond to his house to investigate. Is he paying the salaries of these 3 officers while investigating a crime outside of Dekalb not to mention that these 3 officer's were off duty and called in on their off time to his house...Oh what bullshit!!
I'm sure that Newton County SO has burglary detectives. My only concern is who is paying for these officers to be working on a case outside of Dekalb and when did we start doing this sort of thing.

It's so obvious that there are people running around this department that are out of control and think they can do whatever the hell they want whenever the hell they want. This is directed at Command Staff. There is no accountability on the command staff and this is clearly evident. If an officer had tried to do this that ass would be gone. It blows my mind that Capt. Porter has survived this long with the turnover that's occurred in the ILP unit...but then again it's also the status quo.

Where is the Media investigation on abuse of county resources?

Anonymous said...

Well ILP has take home cars- they need some justification, least they were called out for the first time to respond somewhere.

I hear they have new cars too.

Anonymous said...

No way....did they give ILP the 35 new cars that have been gathering dust in the fire parking lot at 34?

Anonymous said...

well I suppose its official...Signs for Vernon Jones for Dekalb Sheriff are starting to sprout up and you can bet that many educated voters in Dekalb will vote for him (sarcasm). God help us

SERENITY NOW

Anonymous said...

If ILP gets new take home cars...Then to all Uniformed officers I say SHUT IT DOWN. The hell with this department, you are in the public view everyday, all day, you are who the public deals with all day long. I for one am sick and tired of carrots being dangled in front of our nose. Shut the proactive shit down, answer your calls and sit and wait for another. There is not a damn thing they can do....answer calls and write your reports, write real good ones you know like you actually had time to do it. Handle the public concerns, talk to the citizen take your time to deal with them, just like there call is the most important thing you have to do today. If another call comes out in your territory, acknowledge and have radio hold it for your unit. Be all you can be and give it your all ONE call at a time. Just saying out of a product what you put into it...and the County isn't putting shit into Uniform division.

Anonymous said...

Its February and still no word or move of the Caprice's just sitting and collecting dust behind fire headquarters and old 34 what are they waiting for

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and Prayers with our own Officer shot ambush-style not too long ago, As well as the Cobb Officer shot earlier in the week. The Danger we place ourselves in at the wish of a County that doesn't even find us worthy enough for a take-home, or even a vehicle under 100,000 miles truly makes me question my employment decision here. I'm just thankful that neither of these recent cases turned into an LODD, because even if ours was, most likely the powers that be still wouldn't take Public Safety seriously.

As quoted in a recent movie I saw "The suspects come from the front, the department comes in from the rear." Stay Safe out there.
-OfficerZero

Anonymous said...

Cityhood advocates take a look at at the city of Snellville where the Mayor is sueing the council for control. It doesn't matter who the players are ; it's all about power. Watch Dunwoody and Brookhaven impode.

Anonymous said...

What happened to our 10% raise when being promoted and the college tuition assistance? Big talk no show....

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain what a pension earning adjustment is on your paycheck? Noone can explain it, including the ones who do it.

Anonymous said...

Your pension payment is based on your base salary. If you make more than expected in a given year (via overtime, etc.) you will be hit for more money based on your increased salary for that year.

Anonymous said...

The earning adjustment was for those that have the HSA and had too much with held on the first paycheck. That was when we were informed that the benefits elections were for only 6 months. Yea, Lee May what about that 10% promotional pay reinstatement that you touted?

Anonymous said...

This is a good read. Take 5-10 minutes and read the message. Make it apply to you and your area.

http://mark-vonappen.blogspot.com/2013/06/sick-days.html

Anonymous said...

So I'm eating at Cracker Barrel this morning discussing the weather condition with my waiter. He said yea they trying to decide now if they are going to close during this weather advisory. I ask him what did they do last week open or close. Oh we opened but some employees couldn't make I home so they stayed at hotel. So I ask oh yea who had to pay the hotel bill? Oh said the waiter, Cracker Barrel payed for the rooms....Get out of town imagine that...The company picked up the tab to put the employees up for the night...Guess Cracker Barrel knows how to show their appreciation toward their employees....

Anonymous said...

The Chief at the Sheriff's Department is running for Sheriff. Check out his facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Mann-for-Sheriff/318044645001835

Anonymous said...

Vernon Jones for Sheriff!!!!

Vernon: the man who brought us lower raises, lower morale, and who can forget DON FRANK AND WILLIE DURRETT! Both of them were in Vernon's inner circle. Both served on his private security detail. Both are serving time for corruption after being protected by Vernon for years. Coincidence? Imagine him in charge of the sheriff's office! He's already proven he surrounds himself with crooked cops and protects them for years!

Anonymous said...

Is Sharon Barnes Sutton going to be arrested for making a false report or will PD just roll over like last time?

I recall several people on here saying they'd love to put cuffs on her next time she did something wrong. Well, here's your chance.

Anonymous said...

Chief Conroy,

What's up with the take homes?... the precinct rumor mill says it ain't gonna happen because the county didn't plan on buying new cages/partitions.

If they're not going to be take homes, let's get them out to the officers...we really need patrol cars on the line.

Anonymous said...

Vernon Jones as Sheriff ?????? We don't need another Sidney Dorsey look alike. Vernon's old and unnecessary security staff were crooks for the most part. Enough of Vernon please! Let's not go back to his style of leadership.

Anonymous said...

It's really sad, the entire DeKalb County Government needs a change. It needs a complete over haul. The Politician Leaders of DeKalb have destroyed this County, well whats left of it.

Anonymous said...

No take homes, and if it ever does happen only a select few will get them! On top of that there will be strings attached as always!

Anonymous said...

The upcoming elections will serve as a true barometer for DeKalb County.

Citizens in South DeKalb and even North DeKalb talk about there being One DeKalb and how everyone needs to pull together. Well, let's watch and see what South DeKalb voters do when they have a chance to elect an accused rapist and a convicted racist for Sheriff. Also see who they elect to the school board. At least one of the old members who was removed by the governor wants his job back, convicted felon Jay Cunningham.

Anonymous said...

Another night club shooting, when is DeKalb gonna crack down on these clubs. Shootings, drugs, prostitution, overcrowding, etc. Everyone seems to be turning a blind eye. The only thing Dr. Alexander wants to do is go after the strip clubs and make small dope and warrant arrests. Police brass, code enforcement, fire marshal, alcohol and permits all seem to be looking the other way. When was the last time you saw officers checking these place after dark? Pull the part times at a few locations that certain brass don't like and that solves the rampant problems at all the other ones. Look at the ranks of the officers working J2 at the Velvet Room where last nights shooting was and you will see why lien officers cannot or will not check these places.

Anonymous said...

Why is Lt. Johnson now at East Precinct transferred from the Gang Unit in I.L.P.? Rumor is that Captain Porter and him didn't hit it off and she iced him. Any one know the real deal?