Brookhaven recently swore in 54 police officers in anticipation of launching its first city force on July 31.
The department will include 39 patrol officers and investigators, with remaining staff serving as supervisors.
DeKalb County has been providing police protection to the new city since its incorporation in December. The county and city remain at odds for how much the city owes for that service, along with service maintaining and operating the city’s eight parks.
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