Career Opportunities with ACCPD

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.  

For employment purposes, there are three ACCPD units: 


Clerical staff members keep our department organized, trained and prepared. Civilian positions work closely with uniformed officers is such diverse areas as community outreach, crime prevention and information technology. Current Open Positions


These employees serve a vital link between citizens and emergency service providers. These communication officers need strong organizational skills, the ability to make quick decisions and the ability to effectively communicate under pressure in a dynamic environment. Current Open Positions


  Sworn to protect and serve the citizens of Athens-Clarke County, these officers work in partnership with the community to maintain law and order.  These officers are classified in two categories: 
Certified applicants can apply anytime and should expect to hear from an ACCPD representative in about three weeks.  (Search for Police Officer or Police Officer First Class.) Please carefully review all requirements listed for these positions. 

The ACCPD accepts new, first time applicants four times per year. Applications for first time police officers are only accepted during the dates listed below at Athens-Clarke County Human Resources.   
  GPSTC April 2018 Academy GPSTC 2018 Academy
Apply to ACC
​Human Resources
Applications excepted through
​December 8, 2017
PAT Testing Week of December 18, 2017 Pending
ACCPD Start Date March 12, 2018 Pending
GPSTC Start Date April 2, 2018 Pending

A Great Place to Live and Work

Athens, with a population of more than 116,000, 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. 

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