Athens, Georgia Police and Jail Information

Athens is a city in Clarke County, Georgia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 118.2 square miles (306.1 sq. km). The City of Athens had a population of approximately 115,452 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Athens, Georgia is Kelly Girtz. Kelly Girtz can be contacted at 706-613-3010 and by email at or

Kelly Girtz, Mayor
Athens City Mayor’s Office
301 College Ave.
Suite 300
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-613-3010
Fax: 706-613-3029
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Athens City Mayor

Athens, Georgia Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2017 in Athens: 237.8; U.S. Average: 215.2
Violent crime rate in 2016 in Athens: 241.3; U.S. Average: 216.3

Facts about crime in Athens, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 45% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.26 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has decreased by 15%.

Athens, Georgia Police Station Information

Athens Police Department

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is located in Athens, Georgia has 254 sworn positions, 64 civilian positions, and 33 crossing guards.

Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr., Police Chief
Athens-Clarke County Police Department
3025 Lexington Road,
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-613-3330, 706-613-3345

Athens Police Dept
Athens Police Facebook

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Information

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

Ira Edwards Jr., Sheriff
Clarke County Sheriff’s Office
325 E Washington St
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 613-3250
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Clarke County Sheriff

Athens, Georgia City or County Jail Information

Clarke County Jail Information

The Clarke County Jail houses the individuals arrested in Clarke County Georgia. The physical location of the jail is:

Clarke County Jail
325 E Washington St
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 613-3270

Visitations Hours at Clarke County Jail:

Call 706-613-3270 to get the schedule.

Clarke County Jail

Police Records Request in Athens, Georgia

Police records can be obtained from the Records Bureau/Division/Section/Department of the Athens Police Department during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable Police Open Records Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Athens Records Request

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Melanie Burton, Open Records Officer
Athens Police Department
3025 Lexington Road,
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 762-400-7129
Fax: 706-613-3348

Mailing Address:
Athens Police Department
P. O. Box 1868,
Athens, GA 30603

Athens Open Records

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