Community Oriented Policing Unit

Community Oriented Policing Contact Information

Physical Address:
385 Fairview Street,
Athens Ga 30605
Phone: 706-613-3358

Community Oriented Policing Unit Lieutentant Tony Howard

Community Outreach Sergeant Harold Kitchen

Mission Statement for Community Outreach:

“To work in collaboration with the Citizens of Athens-Clarke County to create a secure and safe community, while enhancing the relationship between the community and law enforcement.”

Community Outreach Slogan:

“Building Bridges, Creating Futures”

The Community Outreach Division of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department is a diverse group of men and women striving to connect our department to the community that we serve. The Division proactively plans and hosts events and participates with other community groups to encourage positive interactions between the police and our citizens and visitors. Some examples of the activities and initiatives we participate in are as follows:

  • Eggstravaganza, our Department’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • ACCPD Youth Summer Camp
  • G.R.E.A.T. Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training)
  • Chess and the Community
  • National Night Out
  • Neighborhood Cookouts
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Strike Out Against Youth Violence
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Santa Cop
  • First Fridays