Police departments recruiting more personnel – The Champion Newspaper | 404-373-7779

Local police departments are focusing on building their forces in the new year, according to multiple sources.

Officials with the Chamblee Police Department (CPD) are hiring police officers, E-911 dispatchers, and bailiffs through an event to be held on Jan. 13.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arrow Creek Community Room at the Chamblee Police Department, located at 4445 Buford Highway in Chamblee. There will be on-site interviews and conditional job offers pending background checks, stated officials.

“This job fair is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in a rewarding and challenging career in law enforcement to learn more about what it means to be a part of the CPD family,” said Mike Dieppa, who became the CPD police chief last year. “Our dedicated officers and recruitment team will be on hand to provide information about the application process, training, benefits, and the many career paths available within the department.”

The salary for police officers ranges from $65,779 to $89,910. In addition, officers can also receive a monthly $800 housing incentive if they reside within the city limits, as well as take-home vehicles and advanced training opportunities, stated officials. The salary for E-911 dispatchers ranges from $46,765 to $65,230. Incentives are also offered for being a POST-certified communications officer, stated officials.

“The Chamblee Police Department is offering one of the highest salaries in metro-Atlanta,” stated officials. “The city of Chamblee also offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, a 401(k) plan, and a paid retirement fund.”

More competitive pay and benefits to hire and retain members of law enforcement throughout DeKalb County has been an ongoing goal for DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond; in 2022, he announced that the DeKalb County Police Department would be offering what was said to be the highest starting salary for new police recruitments in the state of Georgia.

Cities such as Brookhaven and Clarkston also increased their salaries for police officers in 2022 and 2023.

According to officials with the DeKalb County Police Department, who recently held a hiring event in December, efforts to recruit law enforcement personnel are ongoing.

For more information, visit chambleega.com and https://joindkpd.com/hiring-event/.

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