Sunday, September 24, 2023

 The Dekalb Police family lost one of its finest. Retired Chief James Hartley has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  

Monday, August 14, 2023

 Congratulations to Capt. Nicole Rutland for being promoted to the rank of Major once again.

Clarkston’s Director of Police Services turns in badge and gun, won’t be paid by city.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

 Clarkston city manager demotes police chief, hires new director of police services.

Clarkston city managerShawanna Qawly has demoted police chief Christine Hudson amid ongoing chaos at city hall.

Hudson confirmed that John Pearson is now the director of police services, a new position within the city. Clarkston has not announced the hir publicly, and Pearson's information is not on the city's website.

John Pearson is a retired Captain from Dekalb police and a former chief Deputy from the Hemry county Sheriff's Department. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Former Dekalb assistant chief and current Henry County Chief deputy Michael Yarbrough was stopped and cited for super speeder by Henry County

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

 The Dekalb police Family has lost a great supervisor and an even better human being. It is with a heavy heart I pass along that Sgt. David Bradbury passed away on May 29th. please keep his family in your prayers.   

Friday, May 26, 2023

Please keep Retired Sgt. David Bradbury and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

 Sgt Bradbury is at home in hospice care fighting his cancer.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Retired Lt. Manikowski died on Thursday, February 23, 20203  awaiting more details.

Monday, February 20, 2023

If you are looking for a gift for a retiree or a gift for yourself to store your police memorabilia.  Check out this website.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

 2022 was a hard year for Dekalb County Police, they lost over 160 good officers. Most of those with 3-to-10-year experience, going to other agencies for better pay and better benefits. The police department also lost a lot of good veteran experience to retirement. This experience is hard to replace from the command staff all through the ranks and different areas of the department.  

The most disturbing part is a lot of those retirements and officers leaving still have a lot of good years left in them. They are going to other agencies and companies where they will be paid better and appreciated for the work that they do. This should be a huge concern for the Police Department and the CEO.

No one will tell the real number of post-certified sworn officers in the department. But a good estimate is below 600 maybe worse than that.

In 2023 someone needs to ask the hard questions and ask how the county plans on keeping the Police department staffed with so many people leaving.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Dekalb loses another veteran officer to a local agency. What will it take to keep our good officers here at Dakalb? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

 So, the Blu Flu was a failure in every aspect, the CEO and Command staff were successful with the threats of write-ups. They dangled the triple overtime carrot in front of you and you took the bait. Now everyone is mad because those who came in and worked overtime to get triple pay will not receive the triple pay at all. Everyone was paid the regular time and a half for the last pay period.

This County has fooled you and lied to you once again. 

Friday, June 24, 2022

 Dekalb Police is in such a critical need for officers to work and help with answering calls, reducing crime, and working on investigation cases. The CEO and the BOC have approved any officer that will work overtime will be paid at a triple-overtime rate.  

The county is willing to pay this astronomical amount of money in overtime but will not fix the real problem which is better pay and better benefits for its officers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

 Chief Ramos meant to send Major Williams an email but instead, it went to Det Williams, and when she realized her mistake, she had Major Williams run to the Detective's work station. Major Williams then had the detective sign onto his computer and step away from his computer. Major Williams then opened the email and deleted it.

The email was asking Major Williams to send out Chief Ramos's resume to some job openings that she wants to apply for. Chief Ramos wants out of Dekalb by October. Chief Ramos hates being here because she has no control over her Department without the BOC interfering with her decisions.

Friday, June 17, 2022

 It seems the Dekalb County Police officers are ready to take action, they are attempting to organize what they are calling a Blue Flu on July 1st, 2022. They are asking all officers that are scheduled to work that day to call in sick or not show up for work on their assigned shifts.