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DeKalb County Police Department Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2018

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  1. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Master Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County Police Department

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, but they will hang you out to dry.

    Cons

    Furlough days, and it seems as if internal affairs is on a witch hunt to fire as many people as possible

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to step up and fight for the rights of the officers, instead of agreeing with everything that comes down from internal affairs.

    DeKalb County Police Department2010-11-19
  2. "Poorly Run"

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    Current Employee - Master Police Officer in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County Police Department full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The excitement of law enforcement is there. You will always have a new story to tell.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employee at all and it is evident. You can barely get a day off and raises do not come very often. It is also severely under-staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more officers and increase the pay rate before all of the good officers are gone.

    DeKalb County Police Department2017-06-18
  3. "Great place to begin your career and get some experience but there are better departments around"

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    Current Employee - Detective in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent police academy and instructors. Good training and you'll get great experience as a new officer. Many different specialized units to get into if your interested (SWAT, K9, Motorcycles, Helicopter, DUI, Bomb Squad, Training, Narcotics, Homicide, Auto Theft).

    Cons

    No take-home cars. Very dirty high-mileage patrol cars. Haven't had a raise in 7 years (not even a cost of living raise). Rookies training rookies. Low morale. Very hard for patrol officers to get time off or approved for training classes. Many newer officers are just there for a paycheck. A lot of pressure for patrol officers to write tickets.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to analyze crime and just put officers on the street and let them police. Back-up your officers and stop hanging them out to dry. Seriously try to boost morale and stick up for the officers at the Board of Commissioners meetings.

    DeKalb County Police Department2013-07-20
  4. "painful politics"

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    Former Employee - 911 Operatoir in Tucker, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at DeKalb County Police Department full-time

    Pros

    training and expierience is priceless

    Cons

    County managment and politics dont mix

    Advice to Management

    listen to your rmployees

    DeKalb County Police Department2013-10-16
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