The Take-Home Car program allows for marked police cars to be stationed throughout the City of DeKalb. Though police cars can not be used for personal use, the program gives the police higher visibility. It also puts an officer in a position to handle situations that arise on their way to and from work or court. Each year new squad cars are purchased; the best used squad car is turned over to a police officer as a take-home car.
Resident officers are assigned the cars first. Other cars are assigned based on areas of high traffic complaints. There are currently 4 officers with marked take-home police cars.