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After Chief Ramos did not make the final three in the Texas job, she stated she has withdrawn her name from the position to make it appear it was her decision.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

 

CITY OF AUSTIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: 
Contact: Deborah Jennings     512-974-2860    Email

Austin police chief candidates

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Retired LT. James E Warren passed away, he was one of the great guys a real police officer who treated both officers and the community with kindness and respect. 

Rest easy my friend.   

Thursday, July 1, 2021

 Captain Re-assigned for sleeping with a subordinate, this is not the first time this Captain has been moved for the same issue. 


 Looks like Chief Ramos wants to leave Dekalb County Police just like 48 other officers who have left this year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

 


Since January 1,2021 Dekalb police has had 41 officers leave the department for other agencies and other jobs.  These officers are leaving for better pay, better benefits, and more opportunities. Dekalb County police offers the worst retirement and benefits package to offer in the entire Metro Atlanta area.  

After speaking with several of these officers they all have expressed the same sentiment. The county and department do not care about police officers or retaining good officers. They have expressed that the chief is the worst in the entire state of Georgia. 

Chief Ramos has made it very clear she does not care what the officers want or what they need. Several veteran officers have said she is the worst Chief that Dekalb county has ever had.

To add insult to injury the CEO is giving front line workers a box of girl scout cookies to show his appreciation, this is a joke and the officers are insulted by the gesture.

I am fearful of what is going to happen to Dekalb county police and for the citizens of Dekalb county with the current state of morale and the direction that the police department is headed.

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.