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City Ends Limit on Program that Encourages Police to Live in Dunwoody

City will continue to reimburse officers $300 a month for living in Dunwoody

The Dunwoody City Council likes its police department local.

Monday night, the council unanimously approved an amendment to the city's Housing Reimbursement Program, which gives a $300 a month housing reimbursement to officers that choose to live withing Dunwoody city limits.

The amendment removes a 36-month limit that had been set on the reimbursement.

Currently, seven police officers take advantage of the program, which puts $300 a month toward an officer's housing.

The 2012 budget has $28,000 requested for the program.

"As far as I'm concerned, I hope they all move into town," said Councilman Denis Shortal.

The amendment was approved 7-0.

What goes around comes around November 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM
This was the right decision. Thanks Council....now, about those other issues.....
Mr Dunwoody November 22, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Good idea, but are any of them living in our town? None of them ask like they do. I want to get more police like the Sandy Springs Cop who directs traffic on Sundays at All Saints. You know this guy?
What goes around comes around November 22, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Mr Dunwoody - you must have missed the part of the article that says 7 currently live here. I imagine they don't want to broadcast who or where, so they can go out around town in peace and privacy during their off time with friends and family. As far as the police handling traffic at churches and other private functions, they are hired directly by the "businesses" for off-duty work.

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