Captain Jimmy Carter

Sheriff's Office
Title: Captain, Administrative Section Commander
Phone: 762-400-6908
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Captain James Carter was born in Toccoa, Georgia in 1967. He is a graduate of Madison County High School and Attended Piedmont College on an athletic scholarship. He is happily married for 33 years and has one daughter. Carter spent most of his law enforcement career with the Athens Clarke County Police Department while during his tenure he held many positions within the department such as Patrol Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Division, Homeland Security Coordinator, Hit and Run Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Motor Unit Commander, Alcohol Compliance, Automated Traffic Enforcement/Records Unit, and Senior Police Training Officer. He has completed all seven levels of Traffic Accident Reconstruction, was a Citizens Police Academy Instructor, has written numerous contracts and assisted with grants and budget issues for the department and has over 2500 hours in advanced training, is a graduate of Columbus State University Command College Program as well as a graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organization. Carter also proudly served as the department's UGA Football Operations Coordinator. He started his law enforcement career in 1992 and in addition to the Athens Clarke County Police Department he has worked for the Stone Mountain Park Police Department as well as the Green County Sheriff's Office.


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