DeKalb County police officers will soon be able to start writing tickets for the city of Brookhaven.
On Wednesday, Brookhaven city officials will swear in current DeKalb County police officers who will be authorized to issue citations that will be legally recognized in the city’s new municipal court system.
The city will not have its own interim police force, as had been earlier reported on other media outlets.
“These officers will be able to write tickets that will appear in our municipal courts,” said Tisa Moore, spokesperson for the city. “They will have the power to issue citations that will be legally recognized in our municipal court system.”
In a recent update to residents, Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said the city must first hire a permanent city manager before it can hire a police chief, who will then start building the new department.