Dunwoody police officers could be getting more money, housing stipend

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Police officers in Dunwoody could soon be seeing more money on their paychecks.

The city of Dunwoody’s budget committee unanimously voted to recommend a 6% raise of all officers last week. That is on top of the 3% already approved for all city employees.

If the budget is approved, officers will also see their housing stipends increase from $700 each month to $800.

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The city says that since December 2020, Dunwoody officers have received an average pay increase of 20.8%. The national aver is 12.2%.

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These potential pay raises come during a time when police departments across the country are struggling with hiring and retention.

The Dunwoody Police Department hopes that this increased pay will help attract new officers.

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