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ACCPD Careers

A Life of Service in a Career with Purpose

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New Officers Receive Among

the Highest Base Pay in Region

Salary

$47,377 

$3,000 Hiring Incentive

Take Home Cars and

In-County Residency Stipend

Want to learn more about the ACCPD?  
Many candidates take the opportunity to
Ride-Along with an officer before applying and some attend our Citizen Police Academy

Contact our Recruiting Coordinator  (Katie.Barrick@accgov.com or 762-400-7303) for general information.
 
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Salary and Benefits

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New Officers Receive Among
the Highest Base Pay in Region

Our step plan offers newly hired officers a salary of $47,377. First-time officers receive a $3,000 hiring incentive. In addition, our officers can take advantage of the in-county residency stipend, as well as a take-home car, tuition assistance, and a comprehensive benefits package.

 

The step plan provides our officers a roadmap for the remainder of their careers at the ACCPD. Click on the image below to see the details. 

ACCPD Step Pay Plan
 
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Specialized Units

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From Forensics and K-9, to the Special Victims Unit and  Traffic Unit, the ACCPD has more than 25 specialized units serving the Athens-Clarke County community. 

Strategic Response
Strategic Response
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Career Development
Career Development
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Traffic Unit
Traffic Unit
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Drone Unit
Drone Unit
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Forensics
Forensics
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K-9
K-9
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Special Victims
Special Victims
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Property Crimes
Property Crimes
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Community Policing
Community Policing
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Drug Task Force
Drug Task Force
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Honor Guard
Honor Guard
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Gang Task Force
Gang Task Force
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Public Information
Public Information
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Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
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Persons Crimes
Persons Crimes
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Hiring Process

Given the high level of responsibility and trust afforded to police officers, the process to become an Athens-Clarke County Police Officer involves multiple steps outlined below.

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APPLICATION

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Go to

Athens-Clarke County Jobs

to complete an application.

Ensure that you fill out the application completely and honestly, remembering to include all required information and attachments. 

 
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ACCPD Information

To Protect and Serve as Guardians of Athens-Clarke County

ACCPD's annual budget exceeds $22 million and the department is authorized for more than 350 full and part-time employees comprised of 256 Sworn Officers, 64 Civilian Positions, and 33 School Crossing Guards.

These employees adhere to state and national standards and best practices as indicated by our CALEA accreditation.  We also are certified by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Our mission to Athens-Clarke County is to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, protect and safeguard all life, and ensure equal protection of rights for all as we work to reduce both crime and the fear of crime.  

As guardians of Athens-Clarke County, we envision a department that builds the highest levels of trust and confidence within the community through fair and impartial policing.  To learn more about our efforts to maintain and enhance productive partnerships with the community and ensure community-oriented, procedurally just policing, visit our Transparency in Policing website.


 

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ACCPD Chief Cleveland Spruill attaches a service pin to an officer's uniform at a recent promotion and recognition ceremony.

Cops and Barbers
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Why Athens?

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Located in northeast Georgia about 50 miles from Atlanta, Athens-Clarke County (ACC) has a population of approximately 130,000. Well known as a college town and home to the University of Georgia, Athens has a vibrant downtown with eclectic shops, music venues, and a variety of restaurants. On Saturdays in the fall, thousands arrive to enjoy tailgating and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs. Additionally, ACC is the cultural hub of northeast Georgia with many museums, theaters, and lively festivals.  There is something for everyone in Athens-Clarke County. 

Downtown Athens Sunset
Downtown Athens Sunset

Looking west towards city hall in downtown Athens.

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The UGA Arch
The UGA Arch

The Arch is downtown Athens' entrance to UGA's historic north campus.

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Downtown Athens
Downtown Athens

Downtown Athens has a diversity of restaurants, clubs, and shops.

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Restaurants
Restaurants

From the traditional southern"meat and two's" to fine dining or pizza, there's a restaurant for everybody in Athens.

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UGA Dance Performance
UGA Dance Performance

The University of Georgia offers a diverse selection of music and dance performances as well as art exhibits.

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Athens Twilight Festival
Athens Twilight Festival

The Athens Twilight Criterium draws thousands of fans for multiple bike races and events for all ages.

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Athena Statue at Classic Center

The Athena Statue stands in front of the Classic Center, a convention center in downtown Athens.

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Downtown Sidewalk
Downtown Sidewalk

Athens has a number of restaurants, bars, and shops along its scenic sidewalks.

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Hairy Dawg

Hairy Dawg and the UGA cheerleaders get ready for the game.

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Recruitment

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Thanks for your interest in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.  Our department offers among the highest base salaries in our region for new officers. Here are some highlights we think you should consider:

• New Officer - $47,377

• $3,000 Hiring Incentive  •  In-County Residency Stipend

• Take Home Car  •  Comprehensive Benefits Package

• Tuition Assistance  •  More than 25 Specialized Units

• Athens-Clarke County--vibrant, culturally rich center of northeast Georgia

If you are ready to apply, complete the website application.   If we haven't answered all your questions, please contact us. Many candidates take the opportunity to Ride-Along with an officer before applying and some attend our Citizen Police Academy. Please let us know how we can help you become an officer with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. 

 


It is the policy of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACC) to provide equal opportunity to any applicant or employee in all aspects of the personnel system and employment process.

 

Learn more about ACC's Equal Employment / Diversified Workforce Statement

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CONTACT ACCPD

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Athens-Clarke County Police Department

3035 Lexington Road

Athens, GA 30605


 

Emergencies . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1-1

Non-Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . 706-613-3345

Recruiting Coordinator . . . . . . 762-400-7303

Main Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .706-613-3330

Crime Stoppers Tip Line . . . . . 706-705-4775

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