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About the DeKalb County Police Department

Located at the center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, DeKalb County ranks as the second largest county in the state of Georgia with a growing population base of over 675,000 citizens.  The DeKalb County Police Department jurisdiction encompasses over 200 square miles.  The current police force is comprised of 1,300 sworn and non-sworn personnel with an annual operating budget of $104 million.  The DeKalb County Police Department is organized into several large divisions: Police Uniform Division; Homeland Security Division; Criminal Investigations Division; Special Operations Division; and, Program Operations Division.


The Police Uniformed Division is organized along the lines of a geographic precinct system.  The Criminal Investigations Division is organized like many large metropolitan police departments.  The Special Operations Division of the DeKalb County Police Department is comprised of traffic enforcement units, Aerial Support, Bomb Squad, and Property and Evidence Unit. Program Operations Division consists of the Employee Services, Financial Services, Grants, Planning & Research, Information Technology, Mail/Copy Center and Supply sections. Program Operations also includes Capital Improvement Projects and Custodial Services.




Selected books from an DeKalb County Police Department police officer.

Granny and the Eskimo: Angels in Vietnam
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