Athens - The Classic City - A Great Place to Live and Work

If you are highly motivated, public-service minded, and possess the determination to work hard and succeed, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department has exciting career opportunities for you in a progressive and professional environment in one of Georgia's most vibrant and diverse communities which includes the University of Georgia.

Athens-Clarke County has a population of more than 127,000 and is a thriving college town that also serves as the legal, cultural, and commercial center for northeast Georgia. "The Classic City," as Athens is known, is located approximately 65 miles from Atlanta and provides small-town charm with big-city amenities. To learn more about Athens-Clarke County, visit the Athens Welcome Center. 

At the ACCPD, there are three employee categories:



Clerical staff members keep our department organized, trained, and prepared. They also participate in a variety of community outreach efforts, including Halloween Trunk or Treat. Civilian positions work closely with uniformed officers in such diverse areas as community outreach, crime prevention, and information technology. 

Current Open Positions



Serving as a vital link between citizens and emergency service providers, communications officers need strong organizational skills, the ability to make quick decisions, and the ability to effectively communicate under pressure in a dynamic environment. Watch this video to learn more about our communications officers and their role at the ACCPD. 

Current Open Positions

Sworn Officers


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

Sworn to protect and serve the citizens of Athens-Clarke County, these officers work in partnership with the community to maintain law and order.

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.

Further questions about sworn ACCPD positions can be directed to Sgt. Katie Barrick at 762-400-7303  or