DeKalb CEO seeks 4 percent pay raise for police officers, firefighters and 911 employees

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 18, 2018

DeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.

The CEO of DeKalb County is proposing a 4 percent across the board pay increase for public safety employees.

The total value of the increase is $7.1 million, according to the county. If approved by the County Commission, it would become effective next month.

“DeKalb County is committed to ensuring that our community is safe,” CEO Mike Thurmond said in the press release. “The county is taking a holistic approach to increase compensation for the men and women that play a critical role in protecting and serving DeKalb.”

The 2,100 employees affected include police officers, firefighters, 911 employees, medical examiners, county marshal’s office deputies, state court probation officers, district attorney investigators, solicitor general investigators, sheriff’s deputies, animal services officers and DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency employees.

The commission could vote on the proposal as early as Oct. 23.

In response to a request from Decaturish, the county provided information about the salaries of police and fire employees and how they would be affected by the pay increase.

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