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Ga. department adds 127 officers

By Ty Tagami
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DEKALB, Ill. - Despite a tight economy, DeKalb County found enough money this year to expand its Police Department by more than 10 percent.

In a close vote Tuesday on the $635 million budget for 2008, county commissioners slashed spending on technology, lawyers and other functions and drew on emergency funds to pay for 127 new police officers.

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