Domestic Violence, Missing Persons and Sexual Assault Investigations 

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Shannon Parker  oversees the Family Protection Center that houses personnel responsible for investigating domestic violence crimes, sex crimes, child abuse crimes, elder abuse, and missing persons.

Domestic Violence

Sergeant William Gipson supervises investigators in the domestic violence unit. They are responsible for follow-up investigations on all domestic violence reports, misdemeanors, and felony cases. The domestic violence unit currently receives a grant to assist in funding some of these investigative positions as well as to provide the detectives with training.

Sex Crimes

Sergeant Michael Poole supervises investigators in the sex crimes unit. They are responsible for cases involving adults and children. These cases include rapes, attempted rapes, child molestation, child abuse, stalking, peeping toms, and indecent exposures.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department utilizes a program referred to as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurses Examiner) program when working sexual assault cases. This ensures that a specially trained nurse examines the victim to obtain evidence and that the victim receives the assistance of the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia.



  1. Shannon Parker

    Lieutenant
    Phone: (762) 400-7072

  1. William Gipson

    Sergeant
    Phone: (762) 400-7312

  1. Michael Poole

    Sergeant
    Phone: 762-400-7073