Thursday, June 6, 2024

Stonecrest wants opinions before hiring police chief

The most populated city located entirely within DeKalb has considered creating its own police department several times since its inception, but current city officials are asking for the public’s opinion before executing any plans.

City of Stonecrest leaders are asking for residents’ assistance before hiring the city’s first public safety liaison/police chief, according to a news release.

City officials are hosting an information meeting on June 17 at 6 p.m., and a press release states the meeting “will be a great opportunity to hear from citizens regarding the qualifications and skill set required for this position.”

The meeting will occur at Stonecrest City Hall, located at 3120 Stonecrest Boulevard.

There is also a virtual option available for residents who want to add their input without attending the city meeting. A survey regarding candidate qualifications is available through June 17 at

The survey asks questions about qualifications, experience, leadership qualities, Stonecrest’s biggest issues and needs, and other questions about residents’ desires.

After being elected, Mayor Jazzmin Cobble said one of her top priorities is to renegotiate Stonecrest’s intergovernmental agreements with DeKalb County, which currently polices Stonecrest despite the city being the most populated in DeKalb. Stonecrest has been policed by DeKalb County Police Department since the city’s inception.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

 James S. Stallworth, age 77, of Stockbridge GA died April 15, 2024. Born in Atlanta Georgia, on June 24, 1946, James was a respected veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army. His commitment to public safety didn't stop there: he contributed 25 years of service to the Dekalb County Police Department, retiring in 1996 as a lieutenant watch commander. James also demonstrated dedication in his role as an ambulance driver for Grady Hospital, and his passion for aviation as a certified airplane instructor, teaching many people how to fly planes. James found great joy in taking trips to the mountains with his wife Elaine Yearwood Stallworth, what mattered most to him was his family and the time he spent with them.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 19, 2024, from 4-6 pm at Henry Funeral Home 6833 church st Decatur GA 30058.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024


Retired Sgt. Harry Williams passed away on March 27, 2024

Visitation and Service will be Wednesday March 27, 2024 at Cool Springs Baptist Church located at  5000 Cool Springs Rd. Gainesville, GA 30506.  Visitation will be 11 am to 1 pm and service will follow visitation

Tuesday, March 12, 2024


Former Dekalb Officer who shot and killed unarmed black man, in 2015 has conviction overturned.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

 Retired Dekalb County Police Lieutenant David E. Palmer, 77 passed away on Friday, March 8,2024, peacefully at his home in Sandy Springs Georgia. He retired after 30 years of service, began his career as a great street cop worked his way to undercover narcotics detective, and eventually commanded the unit as a sergeant and Lieutenant. He ended his career as a uniformed Watch Commander. It was a job and career he loved from the day he began until the day he retired.

The Memorial will be at 11:00 am on March 13, 2024, at Fischer Funeral Care at 3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta Georgia 30341. Family and friends are welcome to the gathering with refreshments immediately following the service. There will be a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetary located in Camden Maine in the summer of 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of David E Palmer to the William E. Peacock JR. Lodge 10 F.O.P. Charitable Foundation,http// 

Sunday, January 28, 2024

 The Dekalb County Police has lost a one-of-a-kind Police Officer. It is with great sadness we tell you that Retired Sgt. Jeff Wiggs passed away Saturday.  Sgt. Wiggs was still very active in police work, as he was the state president for the F.O.P. in Georgia and an active reserve officer with the city of Lithonia Police.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Service information will be posted as they are completed.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

 Chief Ramos has demoted Assistant Chief R.C. Hughes to the rank of Captain and assigned him to CID. Assistant Chief Hughes is well-liked among all the officers and supervisors in the department.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Dekalb police lost another great officer today. Former Public Safety Director Wiz Miller passed away today after a long battle with cancer. 

more details will be posted when available  

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.