TUCKER, Ga. (September 23, 2018) – DeKalb County Police Sunday revised the service area assigned to its Tucker Precinct, fulfilling one of the terms of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed earlier this year with the City of Tucker. Whereas Tucker’s population was being served by North-Central and Tucker Precincts, the entire City boundary will now be under the protection of just the Tucker Precinct.
“It’s really exciting news,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “The entire City is covered by one precinct under one precinct commander. [It] will really help with initiatives within the City, identifying trends, putting the right resources in the right places at the right times to really have a single command structure covering the entire City.”
The new boundary is just one of a number of changes happening as a result of the new IGA between the City and DeKalb County. Tucker Precinct police cruisers are now outfitted with decals marking them as ‘Tucker Precinct’. Five new officers are starting at Tucker Precinct after graduating from DeKalb’s Police Academy. The moves are intended by the City to increase the level of service for Tucker residents and business owners.
“The borders are basically [covering] the original City borders that we proposed for Tucker [in 2015],” explained Mayor Auman. “We’re excited about the difference this will make in keeping our citizens safe and fighting crime.”The City of Tucker has been served by DeKalb County Police since its incorporation in 2016. DeKalb County Police Headquarters are located at 1960 West Exchange Place in Tucker.