Athens-Clarke County Police Department

  • Agency: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
  • Address: 3035 Lexington Road, Athens, 30605 GA
  • Chief: Joseph Lumpkin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 706-613-3330
Fax: 706-613-3860

Athens-Clarke County Police Department is located at 3035 Lexington Road, Athens, 30605 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph Lumpkin. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department phone number is 706-613-3330.

Athens-Clarke County Police Department News

*TRAFFIC UPDATE* The roadway has been cleared *TRAFFIC ALERT* There is a vehicle crash on Hull Road near Kroger. The westbound lanes of Hull Road are blocked. Please use an alternate route.

*UPDATE MISSING JUVENILE* The missing juvenile we posted about has been located. As always we have deleted the original post. Thanks to everyone who shared it!

*TRAFFIC ALERT* Commerce Road northbound at Newton Bridge Road is down to one lane due to an overturned logging truck. Please use an alternate route if you can.

Please join us to walk in memory of Buddy.

*MURDER SUSPECT OUT OF HART COUNTY* The below photo is of Tyrus Lyntrail Clark, B/M, 6’2, 250 with dred lock hair. He is a suspect in a murder that occurred in Hart County, and is possibly headed to/ or in Athens. He is possibly driving the truck in the photo, a 2002 Ford F-150 extended cab, burgundy with a tan stripe around the bottom, Tag #QBA8641 If seen please dial 9-1-1

*UPDATE ON COLERIDGE COURT* Officers have taken one subject into custody. Thankfully no one was injured while taking the subject in custody. No one inside of the residence was injured when the suspect fired the gun.

*PUBLIC NOTICE* We currently have an active scene on Coleridge Court off Lexington Road. A male entered into a residence and discharged a gun, officers are attempting to get him out of the house. We ask all residents in the area to remain in your homes.

Has Spring sprung? Have a safe and sunny weekend.

THIS RIGHT HERE! Let’s give it up for young Brook. As part of a school project titled “Difference Makers,” Brook made twenty “I care blessing bags” for officers to distribute to the homeless. Brook dropped the bags off at our Fairview substation where officers can pick them up and give them out.

Detective Shannon Parker Receives National Award At a luncheon today, Det. Parker received the Law Enforcement Award from the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) at their VIP Summit. The Gundersen NCPTC recognized Parker for his trauma-informed approach, positive attitude, and teamwork in the service of child sexual assault victims. The Gundersen NCPTC works to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training, and prevention, while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors, and communities.

The subject depicted in the image is wanted for questioning in a sexual assault incident that happened in the Alps Road area on Sunday, February 25th. He is described as a young white male, possibly 19 to 23 years old, slim build, and has short dark hair that may be spiked in the front. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. If you have any information to help identify this subject please contact Sergeant S. Harrison Daniel with ACCPD by phone at 706-613-3888 ext. 795 or by email at”

IDENTIFICATION NEEDED Detectives need your assistance identifying the two individuals seen below. They are suspects in a jewelry theft that occurred at Thornton’s Jewelry. If you can identify these two suspects, please contact Detective Franco at 706-353-4218 ext. 147

Alleged Threat Determined to be Unfounded Early this morning, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) asked the ACCPD to assist in an investigation regarding a possible threat to Coile Middle School. The alleged violent threat, “to shoot up the school,” was said to have been made by a current student at the school. After an extensive investigation, which included detectives from the ACCPD and the GBI, the threat was determined to be unfounded. No charges have been filed in this case and there is no active threat to any CCSD school.

Do I have to pull over for a funeral procession? A "funeral procession" is defined as an array of motor vehicles led by a state or local law enforcement vehicle, or in which a lead vehicle displays a sign, pennant, or flag, and each vehicle participating in the procession is operating its headlights.

Our records division at the Mall Precinct is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We love chili. Thanks to the Inter-Community Council, Inc. for inviting the ACCPD and other LEO's to celebrate National Chili Day.

We’ve been made aware of a scam phone call that seems to be making its way around the area. The person introduces themselves as Captain Keith Kelley with the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and states that either you have a warrant or unpaid traffic tickets and asks for money over the phone. DO NOT give this person money or any personal information. Although we do have a Captain Keith Kelley within the Police Department, he IS NOT the person making the phone calls. Also, there is no such entity as the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.

We appreciate the support offered by the Alps Road Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert H. Bohler, the pastor of the church, presents a poster created by their congregation to Capt. Keith Kelley. The poster is part of their ongoing Easter celebration activities.

*TRAFFIC UPDATE* All lanes are back open *TRAFFIC ALERT* One westbound lane of Atlanta Hwy at Mall Access Rd is blocked due to a traffic crash.

It's National Margarita Day. Don't Drink and Drive.

We love teddy bears. Captain Hunsinger thanks InTown Suites Property Manager M. Castels for their snack bag and stuffed animal donations. The snacks keep our officers happy and the teddy bears and rabbits are great to have on hand when officers are visiting with children. We appreciate their support.

Rank Advancement Monday Congratulations to our latest class of rank advancements: Sgt. Barnett, Sgt. Howard, Corp. Blair, Corp. England, SPO Choudhury, OFC Shapland, and MCO Paul. Each received their badges, pins, and stripes at a ceremony last week.

Employees of the Quarter and Year COFC K. Thrasher was recognized as Civilian Employee of the Quarter for going above and beyond in assisting officers to locate a suspect who had fled from them. Her contributions led to the suspect’s apprehension. OFC B. Bator was recognized as Sworn Employee of the Quarter and Year for his efforts to secure an advanced drone for the department as well as training at least one officer per shift in the drone’s use. Planning and Standards’ employee K. Taylor was recognized as the Civilian Employee of the Year. Taylor was new to her accreditation role with the department but quickly assumed more responsibilities due to transitions in the accreditation office. All photos with Chief R. Scott Freeman, Ph.D. (left) and Deputy Chief Justin Gregory (right.)