Friday, March 12, 2021

 

Chief Ramos does not care what the church leaders, the business owners or the neighborhood communities want.  She put out another email stating she is moving forward with the plans of an outside company controlling and managing the extra duty jobs for all Dekalb police.  Chief Ramos does not care that this will have a negative impact on the community and the security that has been established with all the small businesses and churches in Dekalb County.

It makes you wonder what the real motive behind this could be.

Monday, March 1, 2021

  Chief Ramos has really upset all the officers from what I am being told, she has chosen to use an independent company to organize and oversee all off-duty jobs. who chose this company? how are they being paid? 

  

 From: Patterson, Pamela T. <PTPatterson@dekalbcountyga.gov>

Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 5:14:26 PM
Cc: _DKPD Sworn <_DKPDSworn@dekalbcountyga.gov>
Subject: Secondary Employment
 

The Department has procured assistance from an independent company specializing in managing off-duty employment for police agencies and their officers. On May 1, 2021, our Department will transition from officer-coordinated scheduling to a professional management company. Before the transition occurs, everyone will receive training on the software and get the opportunity to become familiar with the program.

 

The company provides the below benefits and much more:

  • a centralized location for viewing and requesting job assignments
  • off-duty insurance at no cost to the officer or business
  • internet-based real-time job announcements to ensure fair and equal opportunity for everyone
  • 24/7 access through any internet-capable device, including the management company’s app
  • guaranteed weekly payments for every job worked
  • one annual IRS tax form
  • more opportunities for off-duty employment
  • guaranteed increased rates for holidays, last-minute requests, special events, and other predetermined stipulations
  • guaranteed compensation for a business’s last-minute cancelation
  • all listed jobs will have been vetted to reduce liability to the officer

 

For your convenience, you can click on the link below and enter the information for the business you coordinate employment; or forward the link to the business’s contact person, who will enter the business’s information. The link is https://extradutysolutions.com/dekalb-county-pd-secondary-employment-vendor-worksheet.

 

Please be mindful that only approved businesses will be authorized as secondary employment locations. As such, it is imperative that we provide the information for the businesses currently being worked by our officers to the management company to provide uninterrupted service.

 

At no time should any DKPD employee contact the management company directly until we are online. All questions shall be directed through your chain-of-command. When we are online, the management company will provide contact information for the employees’ use.

 

More information will be available soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 

2020 was a rough year for Dekalb Police, Homicides, Rapes, Burglaries, Stolen vehicles, and traffic fatalities at an all-time high. While citations and pro-active policing at an all-time low. The department is having trouble keeping officers due to the overwhelming call volume,  the constant special details, and last-minute canceling of off days and vacation days. 

The low pay and high cost of health benefits. Officers are leaving by the dozens for better jobs and better benefits.

Chief Ramos does not help matters by going to roll calls and telling beat officers they are just a bunch of ungrateful complainers.

Monday, December 28, 2020

 Assistant Chief M.P. Yarbrough retired last week, so the New Year should be very interesting with a lot of new changes coming. Chief Ramos will need to promote a new assistant Chief two Majors and three Captains. Along with her wanting to do away with the 4/3 work week. the new year will be full of changes.    

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Chief Ramos attends a Tucker precinct rollcall, after a few comments and questions, Chief Ramos tells them they are a bunch of ungrateful officers, and she has never seen so many complainers in her life.  The roll call ended abruptly.


Monday, November 2, 2020

 

Dekalb Police lost 14 officers last month from retirement,  other departments, the private sector,  and officers being terminate.

The department is already short-handed and having trouble putting officers on the street to handle calls and caseloads.  With rumors of losing the 4/3 schedule, more officers are looking to leave and to retire early.

Dekalb is already behind every other metro agency in what they are paid,  the benefits packages are the worst in the metro area. Dekalb officers pay more out of their salary for health benefits than any other agency in the metro area.

I am scared to see what happens when Chief Ramos puts the whole department on the 5/2

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 Chief Ramos is looking to get rid of the 4/3 work week and go back to a 5/2 work week. I hope she has thought about the effect it will have on morale with the troops. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

 OPEN COMMENTS 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Retired Dekalb Major, now with Rockdale County Sheriff Department as a Major working for former Assistant Chief Dale Holmes. 



Friday, August 14, 2020

 Retired Captain Randy Moore passed away yesterday from complications due to a stroke. Captain Moore was one hell of an officer and was loved and respected by all who knew him. The Dekalb family has suffered a loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Moore family.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

 A Dekalb Police Officer suffers serious potentially life threatening injuries responding to a disturbance call. The officer was assaulted with a metal pipe several times and was in a life threatening situation. The officer attempted to use his taser but did not want to escalate to deadly force due to the fear of repercussions from the department, the District Attorneys office and the media. 

Are police officers second guessing themselves and placing themselves in danger due to fear of being charged with a crime.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Chief Ramos is having command staff and each precinct and unit conduct “surprise uniform inspections “. Officer morale already very low now they are being written up over uniforms.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Dekalb Police Command staff causing morale problems and overworking officers.
Dekalb officers are working long hours and having to to work on off days to fill voids in the department. They are being made to work food distribution centers and COVID testing sites. Officers and detectives are being pulled from regular assignments to work these details.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Atlanta police officers making a statement for unjustified charges on one of their own.

From many reliable sources several Atlanta officers calling in sick and going home sick from work. Reports of several officers requesting E.A.P. help due to hostile and unsafe work environments, not having a day off in 4 weeks due to protests and riots. Officers can’t do their job without being falsely accused and or charged with crimes.