The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay DeKalb County $3.2 million for police
and parks services and assume control of the parks Sept. 3.
council’s vote came several hours after the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners
voted in support of an intergovernmental agreement between the city and
county for the $3.2 million lump sum.
feel that the city and the county have agreed on a fair and reasonable
price for the services provided,” Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said.
“We appreciate DeKalb assisting us in servicing
our community while we got our city up and running.”
Under the agreement, Brookhaven will take over all parks in the city from the county on Sept. 3 – earlier than initially discussed. The city is now conducting a national search for a parks
and recreation director.
agreement also reimburses DeKalb County police for patrols from the
city’s inception in December 2012 until July 31 when the Brookhaven
Police Department launched. The agreement also says the county will provide use of the DeKalb County police
helicopter, SWAT team, K-9s and other specialized police service.
The agreement comes after months of negotiations between the city and county.
agreement allows DeKalb County and Brookhaven to look to the future
concerning our respective public safety plans. We look forward to a
continued partnership as we serve all of our residents
in DeKalb County,” DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May said.
Brookhaven City Council also approved an intergovernmental agreement
with Doraville for Georgia Crime Information Center services, which
allows officers to check criminal histories, stolen
property lists, wanted suspects, missing people and other important law
enforcement data on the state computer system.
This report was provided by the city and edited for publication.