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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

 Chief Ramos was told she can not go to 12 hours shifts from the CEO, once again she tried to implement something without letting Decatur know what she was doing. so she got angry and is taking more time off and going out of town. 

Dekalb will struggle to have an adequate amount of officers on the road to respond to all the calls and provide adequate coverage for the citizens of Dekalb. 

this is dangerous for the public and the officers and this is why the crime rate is so high and the lack of traffic enforcement is nonexistent in Dekalb.

Monday, May 9, 2022

 Dekalb Police is in CRISIS, due to the shortage of certified officers and the inability to keep good officers Chief Ramos is being forced to make drastic changes in the department.

An email was sent out on 05-09-2022 to all the uniform division shifts asking them to vote on changing to a 5/2 work schedule or a 12-hour work schedule. The Chief wants answers by 1:00 pm on 05-10-2022.

This was prompted by the lack of response to a shooting where multiple people were injured and shot, Dekalb did not have enough officers working to handle the situation properly. This will cause more officers to leave because none of them want to change from what they currently work.

Instead of fixing the real problem with the department, which is bad pay and bad benefits, they choose to punish the officers they still have working for them. 

Monday, May 2, 2022


 Dekalb needs to look at this, the pay and the benefits are better than what Dekalb offers. the other small city and large county departments have similar or even better benefits than this as well. 

You do not need a marketing firm to get good people just pay them better and offer them better benefits. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

 So Chief Ramos is meeting with precincts and the different divisions, she is asking what the concerns are and how can she help.  It sounds great at first, but It’s basically a waste of time because every question or issue that is brought up she points the finger and blames the CEO, commissioners, and the Director of public safety. Even though she is the police chief she tells you everything is out of her control. So, after 2.5 years of being on the job, she can’t tell the citizens or the officers how she will fix the problems within the department or stop the crime rates from going higher.

So, the question must be asked, what exactly is she being paid to do. She has applied at 3 different agencies since she has been here and made public statements that she has done all she can do for Dekalb county. 

Why is Michael Thurmond keeping her around if she does not want to be here she has told the citizens and the officers she can't do anything else for the department. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

 Dekalb County Police have 410 sworn post-certified officers in the department +/- 10.  This is a scary fact and a dangerous fact. It is dangerous for the citizens of Dekalb County and the officers of Dekalb Police. Just three years ago Dekalb Police had over 650 sworn officers in the department, so what has changed and what has happened to create this sudden loss of manpower, and how can this problem be solved.

As a citizen of Dekalb county I would be asking the CEO and Commissioners what is going on and why do we not have adequate officers to help with the rising crime in the county.  

Monday, March 7, 2022

 The Dekalb CEO and the commissioners passed what they are calling a 6% pay raise for first responders and a $3,000.00 retention bonus. They also are telling the public they want to offer a better retirement.

Here is the truth as to what they are doing, the 6% is not an actual raise or pay increase it is the covid incentive pay they have been receiving for the past two years that was given by the Federal Government, not Dekalb county.

They have done nothing as for better retirements or better benefits packages, Dekalb still pays more for its insurance than any other agency in the state, and Dekalb county contributes less than any other County or City in the State.

The $1,000.00 dollar bonus that Governor Kemp gave to all first responders in the state of Georgia, still has not been given to the Dekalb County first responders even though Dekalb received the funds months ago. Dekalb is letting the money gain interest in an account for the benefits of the commissioners and CEO.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

 With the county election just around the corner, what is the future of Dekalb County?

This is the opportunity to make your voices and votes count. Dekalb county CEO and the commissioners have ruined this county in almost every aspect.

Dekalb County has the highest crime rate and the highest attrition rate for all employees but especially public safety employees. Our public Safety Director has a job because he is the CEO college fraternity brother, and no one knows why Chief Ramos is here. She has been trying to leave since the day she was sworn in, yet we keep her here letting her kill morale and make the bad decisions that she does on a daily basis.

 It is time for a change in Dekalb County lets start with all new people, everyone must go from the CEO and his incompetent commissioners to the leaders of each department in the county.  Let's make this election count for the citizens and the employees of Dekalb. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Dekalb County is one of the lowest-paying Departments in the Metro area. Dekalb has the worst benefits and retirement package in the state.



 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Dekalb Sheriff's office has approved a 15% to 20% percent pay raise in October. Sandy Springs has just approved a 20% pay increase for police officers. Last year Atlanta police received a 30 % pay increase. What will Dekalb county do to retain officers and to bring the pay and benefits for officers up to the same level as other Metro agencies?

Dekalb is the lowest-paid department with one of the worst retirement options and the highest cost for health insurance in the metro area.    







 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This statement was received by an anonymous email so I decided to post it. 


The big question is what will happen with the Dekalb county police department now?

Chief Ramos is obviously not happy here and it seems very apparent that the officers who work for her do not want her here and do not respect her. After it was made public that Chief Ramos had applied for the chief of police in Austin Texas, she had made the statement that she had done all she can do for Dekalb county and she wanted to take on a new task in Texas.

After Chief Ramos did not make the final three in the Texas job, she stated she has withdrawn her name from the position to make it appear it was her decision.

Ramos does not want to be here in Dekalb county and is not under any contract so why is the C.E.O. keeping her in place, the morale is the worst it has been in 30 years and more officers are leaving than we are hiring. Ramos is just one of many problems with the police department, but it would be a good start and a good step in the right direction to show the officers you want to do the right thing and get rid of someone who does not want to be here.   

 

DeKalb police chief withdraws from consideration for Austin, Texas job

DeKalb County Police Chief Mirtha Ramos, at podium, leads a press conference Thursday, March 18, 2021 announcing the reunion of 1-year-old Royalty Grisby with her mother after the child was taken by a 14-year-old in a stolen car 12 hours earlier.  (Jenni Girtman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)