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Corporals Harris and Perrin Awarded Ten Year Service Pins Corporals Harris and Perrin Awarded Ten Year Service Pins
Recently in a ceremony inside the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. presented Cpl. S. Harris and Cpl. R. Perrin their 10 year service pins.
Georgia Hands-Free Law Effective July 1, 2018 Georgia Hands-Free Law Effective July 1, 2018
The act prohibits drivers from having a phone or stand-alone electronic device in their hands or supported by any part of their body when they are driving a vehicle. This includes while stopping at a traffic light or stop sign.
Sheriff Ira Edwards Elected National Sheriff’s Association’s Sergeant At Arms Sheriff Ira Edwards Elected National Sheriff’s Association’s Sergeant At Arms
Sheriff Ira Edwards was elected as Sergeant At Arms at the National Sheriff’s Association Summer Annual Executive Training in New Orleans, Louisiana
Donikia Gray and Samantha Cannon Graduate Stepping Up To Supervision Class Donikia Gray and Samantha Cannon Graduate Stepping Up To Supervision Class
On June 28, 2018, Ms. Donikia Gray and Ms. Samantha Cannon of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office completed the Stepping Up to Supervision Course offered by Athens Clarke County Unified Government Organizational Development.
Corporal Torin Jackson Awarded Deputy Sheriff of the Year by Athens Rotary Club Corporal Torin Jackson Awarded Deputy Sheriff of the Year by Athens Rotary Club
On June 20th, Corporal Torin Jackson was awarded the Athens Rotary Club’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award.
Lt. Straughter Awarded Georgia American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Lt. Straughter Awarded Georgia American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
On Saturday, June 23rd, the Department of Georgia’s American Legion awarded Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Kenneth Straughter the Georgia Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
Deputies Meadows and Dunbar Graduate GPSTC Law Enforcement Academy Deputies Meadows and Dunbar Graduate GPSTC Law Enforcement Academy
Please join us in congratulating Deputy Tevin Dunbar and Brian Meadows on their graduation from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center basic law enforcement training academy.
Sgt. Mapp and Ms. Christopher Earn Years of Service Pins Sgt. Mapp and Ms. Christopher Earn Years of Service Pins
We are proud to announce that Sergeant Mapp and Ms. Christopher earned their years of service pins.
Sgt. McElroy Earns 15 Year Service Pin Sgt. McElroy Earns 15 Year Service Pin
We are proud to announce that Sergeant Jonathan McElroy earned his fifteen year service pin.
Senior Deputy Promotions April 19, 2018 Senior Deputy Promotions April 19, 2018
Deputy Wanda Rollins, Deputy Terry Palmer, Deputy Ketonnia Hall, Deputy Hasan Ahmed, Deputy Grady Wright, and Deputy Joshua Miller promoted to the rank of Senior Deputy
CCSO Ice Detainer Practice CCSO Ice Detainer Practice
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office announces a change in practice for handling inmate detainers issued by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
Mrs. Walton Earns 10 year Service Pin Mrs. Walton Earns 10 year Service Pin
On April 11, 2018, Sheriff Edwards presented Mrs. Walton her 10 year service pin during a ceremony at the Athens-Clarke County Jail.
CCSO Easter Bunny Visits Local Hospitals CCSO Easter Bunny Visits Local Hospitals
On March 30th, 2018 the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Easter Bunny visited the local hospitals for our ninth annual Easter Bunny Hospital visit sponsored by The Easter Bunny Foundation.
Corporal Phillip Hunt Promoted to Sergeant Corporal Phillip Hunt Promoted to Sergeant
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. and the entire Clarke County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate Corporal Phillip Hunt who was promoted to the rank of Sheriff's Sergeant during a ceremony on March 29th.
Deputy Tuttle Graduates Law Enforcement Academy Deputy Tuttle Graduates Law Enforcement Academy
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Team are pleased to announce the graduation of a newly sworn C.C.S.O. deputy from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center basic law enforcement training academy.
March for Meals Campaign March for Meals Campaign
Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) volunteer Lori Carroll and Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. recently delivered meals to those in need within our community.
Clarke County Sheriff’s Office CALEA Assessment Public Input Clarke County Sheriff’s Office CALEA Assessment Public Input
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Lt. Ken Straughter Awarded Officer of the Year by Athens American Legion Lt. Ken Straughter Awarded Officer of the Year by Athens American Legion
The American Legion, Allen R. Fleming Jr., Post #20 honored Lieutenant Kenneth Straughter with the Post’s “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” award.