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DARE Summer Camp 2019 DARE Summer Camp 2019
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the DARE Summer Camp 2019, June 3-7th.
Clarke County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Citizen's Academy graduates first class Clarke County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Citizen's Academy graduates first class
On Friday evening, May 11th, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office concluded it’s first Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Elected as FBI-LEEDA Second Vice President Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Elected as FBI-LEEDA Second Vice President
We are pleased to announce Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. was elected and sworn in as Second Vice President at the National FBI-LEEDA conference on May 1st, 2019.
Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Lieutenant, Sergeant and Sr. Deputy Promotions Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Lieutenant, Sergeant and Sr. Deputy Promotions
On April 4, 2019 the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office celebrated promotions to the rank of Lieutenant, Sergeant and Senior Deputy (Corporal)
Deputy Hopkins Graduates GPSTC Athens Deputy Hopkins Graduates GPSTC Athens
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. and the Sheriff’s Office Team would like to congratulate Deputy Harry Hopkins on his graduation from the Athens Regional Police Academy (GPSTC)
 Jail Visitation Days and Times Change Jail Visitation Days and Times Change
**Effective May 1, 2019 the following change in visitation will be implemented.**
Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Awarded National Sheriff’s Association’s Medal of Merit Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Awarded National Sheriff’s Association’s Medal of Merit
On March 11, 2019, Sheriff Ira Edwards Jr. was awarded the National Sheriff’s Association’s Medal of Merit.
CCSO Sheriff’s Posse Team Wins Athens Area Black History Bowl CCSO Sheriff’s Posse Team Wins Athens Area Black History Bowl
We are very proud to announce the Clarke County Sheriff's Office Sheriff’s Posse Team won first place in the 2019 Athens Area Black History Bowl on March 16th. The History Bowl is hosted each year by the Athens Area Black History Bowl Committee. This year, there were a total of five teams competing in the competition
Park v. State Court Ruling Park v. State Court Ruling
The Georgia Supreme Court has held OCGA § 42-1-14(e) as unconstitutional, in that the law requires a person who is classified as a sexually dangerous predator – but who is no longer in State custody or on probation or parole – wear and pay for a GPS monitoring device that allows the State to monitor that individual’s location.
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Awarded the Legacy Civic Award for Citizen Service Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Awarded the Legacy Civic Award for Citizen Service
On the evening of March 16th, Hill Chapel Baptist Church along with Reverend Benjamin E.V. Lett, hosted the 10th Annual Legacy Awards Scholarship Banquet. Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. was presented the Civics Legacy Award by Minister Susan Johnson and Minister Charlie Maddox.
Cpl. Cooper and Cpl Dolan Earn Years of Service Pins Cpl. Cooper and Cpl Dolan Earn Years of Service Pins
Recently in a ceremony inside the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. and Captain Bobby Toole presented Corporal Brandi Cooper and Corporal Charles Dolan their years of service pins.
SHERIFF IRA EDWARDS, JR. RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD SHERIFF IRA EDWARDS, JR. RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards Jr. was the recipient of the 2019 Changing the Picture for Athens Children’s Award for his extraordinary contributions to the youth in Athens-Clarke County.
Ms. Raines Earns 15 Year Service Pin Ms. Raines Earns 15 Year Service Pin
On behalf of Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. and the entire Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, we are proud to announce that Minnie Raines earned her 15 year service pin.
Sergeant Johnson Earns 20 year service pin Sergeant Johnson Earns 20 year service pin
We are proud to announce that Sergeant Farrell Johnson earned his 20 year service pin.
Corporal Sanders and Harrison Awarded Sevice Pins Corporal Sanders and Harrison Awarded Sevice Pins
Recently in a ceremony at the Athens-Clarke County Jail, Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. presented Cpl. S. Sanders with his 20 year service pin and Cpl. D. Harrison his 15 year service pin.
Deputy Grafe Graduates GPSTC Law Enforcement Academy Deputy Grafe Graduates GPSTC Law Enforcement Academy
Please join us in congratulating Deputy Jace Grafe on his graduation from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center basic law enforcement training academy.
Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Presents At Youth Summit in Nigeria Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. Presents At Youth Summit in Nigeria
Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr. was a co-presenter at the 4th National Youth Summit on Drugs & Substance Abuse Prevention held in Abuja, Nigeria, October 29-31. This trip to Nigeria was sponsored by D.A.R.E. America International where Sheriff Edwards serves on the Executive Advisory Committee.