DeKalb County public safety salary increase

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced Monday morning a significant pay raise for public safety employees. 

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Thurmond and county leaders gathered for a news conference to discuss the salary increase, which will apply to all police officers, firefighters, E-911 employees, medical examiner investigators, marshals, state court probation officers, district attorney investigators, solicitor-general investigators, sheriff's deputies, detention officers, and security technicians. 

Thurmond said he's recommending a 4% increase, effective the first pay period in November 2018.