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ACCPD Offers a $10,000 Hiring Incentive
ACCPD Officer in Uniform

New police officers and police lateral transfers, as well as dispatchers, are eligible for ACCPD's $10,000 hiring incentive.

To contact our recruitment team
text "JoinACCPD" to 706-808-4609

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ACCPD Forensics Officer

Hiring Process

Check out the Physical Agility Test

Given the high level of responsibility and trust afforded to police officers, becoming an Athens-Clarke County Police Officer involves multiple steps: 

- Application

- Physical Agility Test

- Ride-Along

- Background Check

- Polygraph Examination

- Interview

- Conditional Offer

- Psychological and          Medical Examination

- Final Offer 

ACCPD Recruiting Coordinator Sgt. Katie Jenkins

Department Info, Salary, and Incentives

ACCPD Special Response Team Members
ACCPD Sgt. Clark with employee
ACCPD Salary Range, $53,733 - $72,699
ACCPD Offers a $10,000 Hiring Incentive
ACCPD has over 25 Specialized Units
ACCPD Benefits inlcude 13 paid holidays

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has a budget of $22 million and is authorized for 256 sworn officers, 64 civilian positions, and 33 school crossing guards. 


As a family, we support and encourage our brothers and sisters - fellow officers, dispatchers, and civilian employees. Together, we are guided by integrity, competence, collaboration, serving our community, and our duty to each other. These values form our foundation for ethical, efficient, and effective policing in collaboration with the Athens-Clarke County community. 


We are known throughout the state for our extensive training program that molds outstanding officers and provides opportunities for advancement and career growth. Our Crisis Intervention Team, one of the first in the state, is recognized nationally as a model program. 


Using cutting-edge technology gives officers the tools to effectively serve our community and reduce crime. 


Our $10,000 Hiring Incentive is another reason to consider the ACCPD. Still, a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and opportunities for lateral transfers make the ACCPD a strong choice for your law enforcement career.  Additionally, a $3,000 referral incentive provides additional opportunities for our officers. (Currently, lateral transfers nor referral incentives are available for dispatchers.) 


Our Police Step Pay Plan, instituted in 07-2022, provides officers with a roadmap for their career with the ACCPD. 

ACCPD accepts lateral transfers
ACCPD benfits include a take-home vehicle
ACCPD Benefits include a residence stipend
ACCPD benefits include tuition assistance
ACCPD Salary Step Plan and 10,000 Hiring Incentive

Why Choose ACCPD? 

Why Choose ACCPD?
ACCPD Dispatcher K. Thrasher

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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is an outstanding agency to begin or further your law enforcement career.  We’re a family, from the civilian employees who maintain records to the dispatchers who keep our officers safe while on duty. We believe in training our officers beyond state standards and encourage employees to be life-long learners. We honor integrity, collaboration, respect for our police family, and service to our community.

We care about Athens-Clarke County. We place the highest value on the relationships our officers have built in our community.  Thanks for considering the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, and please contact us if we can assist in your career choice. 

ACCPD Police Chief Jerry Saulters

ACCPD Chief of Police Jerry Saulters

ACCPD Specialized Unit Includes Traffic
ACCPD Special Units Include Tactical Flight Officer
ACCPD Dispatchers receive $10,000 Hiring Incentive
ACCPD Specialized Units Include Special Rescue Team

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To contact our recruitment team
text "JoinACCPD" to 706-808-4609



Athens-Clarke County Police Department

3035 Lexington Road

Athens, Georgia 30605

Emergency . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 911

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

Recruiting Coordinator . . . 762-400-7303

ACCPD Main Number . . . .  706-613-3330

Crime Stoppers Tip Line . . 706-705-4775

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