The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a four percent public safety salary increase proposed by CEO Michael Thurmond today. Valued at $7.1 million, the salary increase goes into effect the first pay period in November 2018 and applies to approximately 2,100 public safety employees.
“Last year the county took steps to improve compensation for public safety,” said Thurmond. “With the support of the Board of Commissioners, these salary increases will further enhance the county’s recruitment and retention efforts.”
The salary increase applies to police officers, firefighters, E-911 employees, medical examiner investigators, county Marshal’s Office deputies, State Court probation officers, District Attorney investigators, Solicitor-General investigators, Sheriff’s deputies, animal services officers and DeKalb Emergency Management Agency employees.