• Veterans Day 2018 • Today, we honor the service of all U.S. Military veterans including these ACCPD employees.
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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.
• Veterans Day 2018 • Today, we honor the service of all U.S. Military veterans including these ACCPD employees.
• Developing Leadership at ACCPD • Four ACCPD employees completed ACC’s Management Skills Course and received certificates from ACC Manager Blain Williams. The 10-week course focused on developing skills - motivating a team, managing change, and enhancing employee performance - necessary to become a better manager. Congratulations to Corporal Preston Cusachs, Senior Police Officer Sean Palmateer, Communications Training Coordinator Kevin McGreevy, and Communications Supervisor Lori Smith.
• Complete The Survey • Randomly selected participants received a survey request card from the Athens Wellbeing Project. As a partner in the project, we ask that you complete the survey if you were chosen. Help your community.
• Join the ACCPD • 💙 Earlier this week, Lt. Nichols and SPO Norris visited Gwinnett Technical College for a recruitment event. If you're interested in joining the ACCPD, contact our recruiters at 706-613-3358, ext 225 or 226. 💙
• DVD-Blu-Ray Theft Suspects • We need the public's help identifying these suspects in reference to multiple felony shopliftings at Wal-Mart. Since July, these suspects have hit Wal-Mart three times and have stolen thousands of dollars worth of discs. Anyone with information please contact, Detective Franco, at 706-353-4218, Ext. 147
• October 31st Promotion Ceremony • 💙 At a recent ceremony, five officers received promotions. 🎉 Congratulations to Lt. Harrison Daniel, Sgt. Phil Basinger, Sgt. John Q. Williams, Cpl. Jerry Johnson, and Senior Police Officer Jamie Jones.
• ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • The suspect arrived at the residence and forced one victim who was leaving for work back into the house at gunpoint. The suspect and one victim exchanged gunfire. Two victims, residents of the home, were injured. The suspect died at the scene. The victims were transported to a local hospital. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
We honor former Athens Police Officer Donald Moon who was killed in the line of duty 55 years ago today. Officer Moon was investigating shots fired at his vehicle and while pursuing a suspect, he was shot and killed.
Trunk or Treat 🍭 Over 500 ghouls, ladybugs and a Stay-Puft marshmallow baby brought their parents and guardians to Trunk or Treat Wednesday night. 💙 Good times, 🍬🍫, smiles and awesome weather made it a great night and we appreciate the support of our friends at the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services. 🚨🚒
42 Years of Service - Congratulations Mrs. Annie Smith A standing-room-only audience of family, friends, and coworkers celebrated with Mrs. Annie Smith upon her retirement from the ACCPD yesterday. In 1976, Mrs. Smith began as a Clerk Typist with the city of Athens. She transferred to the Athens Police Department in 1981 where she continued (through consolidation into the ACCPD) until her retirement as Administrative Secretary. She was honored with praises and a number of awards from ACCPD Interim Chief of Police Mike Hunsinger, ACC Asst. Manager Robert Hiss and presented a statue of Athena by the Honorable Nancy Denson, Mayor of the ACC Unified Government.
Parents Like Candy Too Cpl. Johnson reminds your family to be safe Trick or Treating and don’t forget Trunk or Treat tonight at the East Precinct from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
欢迎来到ACCPD On October 23rd, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department was honored to host a delegation of public administration scholars from the Shanghai Administration Institute. Facilitated by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the nineteen member delegation was provided a brief overview of ACCPD operations and its adherence to community-oriented policing philosophies, while also viewing departmental vehicles/equipment.
Great Weather - Great Food and Fun We had a super turnout for our Community Cookout Series at Pinewood Estates. We appreciate the support of our ACC government partners.
Please join us for Trunk or Treat - Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with our partners Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services and Clarke County Sheriff's Office. Bring Your Own Goody Bag for Candy and Treats.
ACCPD Arrests Man for False Imprisonment and Rape Due to the great work of the ACCPD Officers and Detectives, as well as the cooperation of the GBI, FBI and Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a suspect in this incident has been arrested. James William Daniels, a black male age 57 from Jefferson, Georgia, was arrested and charged with False Imprisonment and Rape. The victim in this case has been identified as a University of Georgia student. We ask anyone with information about this incident or who may have been approached by Daniels to contact Det. Poole, Michael.Poole@accgov.com (706) 613-3330, ext 794.
This morning we asked for the public's assistance in locating a college-age female. She has been identified and is assisting with our investigation. A suspect is in custody and charges are pending. Due to the continuing investigation, we are not releasing his identity at this time but ask that anyone who has had an interaction with the driver of a black Nissan Sentra in the Athens area to please contact the ACCPD. Thank you. 706-546-5900.
Earlier this morning our officers received a call about a suspect attempting to break into a vehicle off Huntington Shoals Drive. Responding to the scene, our officer noticed an occupied vehicle driving with no lights on. After our officer turned around to investigate, the vehicle fled but wrecked a short time later. Five occupants ran away from the vehicle. After searching the area, (one officer tracked three suspects by their footprints in the early morning dew,) five suspects were arrested, two of which were juveniles: • Torian Gartrell, 18, was charged with Entering Auto, Fleeing/Attempting to Elude, Driving while Unlicensed, Headlights Required, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a crime and Theft by Receiving-Firearm. • Charles Valdes-Torres, 17, was charged with Entering Auto and Obstruction. • Marcus Dowdy, 17, was charged with Entering Auto, Obstruction, Possession of pistol by a person under age 18 and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The two juveniles were charged with Entering Auto and Obstruction. Congratulations to the Westside Mornings Watch for apprehending the fleeing suspects.
We are flying our flags at half-staff to honor Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney.
Since October 1st, our detectives have arrested five suspects who have admitted to or have likely entered well over 100 vehicles in the past several months. Referred to as “Car-Hopping,” most incidents took place at night as the suspects moved through parking lots to check for unlocked vehicle doors. Once inside, they take anything of value, especially firearms. Please lock your vehicle doors and remove valuables.
• Wanted for Questioning • We need your help identifying the suspect in this sketch who may have been involved in a recent Armed Robbery and Home Invasion. Please contact Det. Scott Black: 706-613-3330 ext. 798 or Scott.Black@accgov.com .
💙 Clark Appointed Interim Deputy Chief ACCPD Interim Chief Mike Hunsinger has appointed Lt. Jeff Clark, a 20-year veteran with the ACCPD, to Interim Deputy Chief. Clark rose through the ranks from Patrolman to Detective, serving as a Sergeant and Lieutenant in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Bureaus. Clark is a veteran of the U.S. Army, a graduate of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Command College and a graduate of Columbus State College with a Master of Public Administration degree. As Interim Deputy Chief, Clark will oversee the day-to-day operation of all police functions. 💙 “My favorite part of law enforcement is engaging with the officers and citizens to address public safety concerns. I look forward to working with the employees of the ACCPD and the citizens of Athens-Clarke County," said Clark.
Can you identify this suspect? On October 8th, at 10:05pm, a young white male entered the Baxter St. Jimbo’s Convenience Store from the east side of the building, brandished a weapon from the area of his waist and demanded money from the register. The clerk removed the money from the register and placed it on the counter. The suspect grabbed the money and exited the store as he fled eastbound on foot, in the direction of Wingster and S. Church St. The suspect is a white male, in his 20’s, 5’ 7” to 5’ 9”, 170 to 200 lbs., and clean shaven. He was wearing a light blue long sleeve shirt, black shorts, a pair of red, black and white Nike shoes and a grey baseball cap with a black bill. A $1,000 Crime Stoppers Reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect-call 706-705-4775. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Det. Kim Johnson at Kim.Johnson@accgov.com or 706-613-3330, ext. 331.
☔️ Rain Check Rolling Ridge ⛈ The Rolling Ridge Cookout 🌭 for Thursday, 10-11-18, has been postponed due to the possibility of inclement weather surrounding 💨 Hurricane Michael. We will let the community know when we get the event rescheduled. 🗓
Logistical Plans for the Turning Point Event ••UPDATE: 10-9-19, 2:00pm. Portions of Foundry St will close as early as 2:30 pm. Please plan accordingly. •• •• PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE •• •• CHECK BACK REGULARLY •• • • UPDATE: 10-08-18, 4:22 pm • • Notice of Public Demonstration - per county ordinance, section 6-5-23, if you plan to demonstrate at tomorrow's event, registration w/ACCPD is required. These forms are available at ACCPD's East Precinct. •• In advance of the Turning Point event being held at the Classic Center on October 9, 2018, the ACCPD is announcing logistical plans. The ACCPD urges all attendees to arrive early in anticipation of delays. • Beginning at 2:00 pm, the Courthouse Parking Deck at the corner of E. Hancock Ave. and North Thomas St. will close to the public. (indicated in green) • Beginning as early as 3:00 pm, some roadways around the Classic Center will close. (indicated in brown) - Foundry St. from E. Broad St. to E. Dougherty St. - N. Thomas St. from E. Clayton St. to E. Hancock Ave. - N. Thomas St. from E. Clayton St. to E. Broad St.-closed to northbound traffic, open to southbound traffic to E. Broad St. (indicated in purple) • The eastern portion of E. Washington St. to N. Thomas St. is designated for free speech expression. (indicated in light blue) • An area near the corner of E. Clayton St. and N. Thomas St. is designated for media. (indicated in pink) • Traffic delays anticipated. (indicated in orange)