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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.