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ACCPD now hiring full-time dispatchers

ACCPD Careers

A Life of Service in a Career with Purpose

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New Officers and Lateral Transfers Receive

Among the Highest Base Pay in Region

Salary Range

(for new/lateral transfer officers)

$53,733 - $72,699

$3,000 Hiring Incentive

13 Paid Holidays

Take Home Cars and

In-County Residency Stipend

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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.Jenkins@accgov.com or 762-400-7303) for general information.

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Salary and Benefits

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New Officers and Lateral Transfers Receive
Among the Highest Base Pay in Region

Our step plan and lateral transfer policy offers newly hired officers a salary range of $53,733 - $72,699 depending on certification and experience.

First-time officers and lateral transfers 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 with a roadmap for the remainder of their careers at the ACCPD. Click on the image below, which will soon be updated to reflect newly budgeted salary increases, to see the details. 

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Specialized Units
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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. 

Hiring Process
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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. 

ACCPD Info
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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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New officers agree to abide by the ACCPD Oath of Office

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Why Athens?
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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. 

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FINAL OFFER / FINGERPRINT
 

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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/Lateral Transfer Salary - $53,733 - $72,699

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

• Take Home Car  •  13 Paid Holidays  •   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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Cadet Program
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ACCPD Cadet Program

a bridge to the community and, most notably, the youth

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The ACCPD Cadet Program provides civilian staff and prospective officers for the agency. Even more important, college students can serve as prime role models for grade schoolers who can easily see themselves attaining their level of success.

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Cadets perform routine non-sworn duties under direct supervision. Tasks are completed on a rotational basis throughout bureaus of the Police Department in preparation for a law enforcement career.

 

Cadets will be mentored by Police Officer Mentors while advising Athens-Clarke County Police Explorers. Additionally, Cadets will accumulate hands-on training and experiences in the classroom and field.

Cadets perform routine non-sworn duties under direct supervision. Tasks are completed on a rotational basis throughout bureaus of the Police Department in preparation for a law enforcement career.

 

Cadets will be mentored by Police Officer Mentors while advising Athens-Clarke County Police Explorers. Additionally, Cadets will accumulate hands-on training and experiences in the classroom and field.

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more about the Cadet Program

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(762) 400-7088

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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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ACCPD PIA     -  020323

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