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ACCPD Promotes Three to Deputy Chief


The Athens Clarke County Police Department now has three deputy police chiefs. Chief Cleveland Spruill has announced that Jeff Clark, Mike Hunsinger and Jerry Saulters have been promoted to the position. Both Clark and Hunsinger have previously served as Interim Deputy Chiefs.

“The Deputy Chief position requires an individual to possess an extensive law enforcement background, excellent communications skills, and a deep knowledge of the agency,” said Spruill. “Their combined 73 years of experience will be a great asset.”

Clark began his law enforcement career at the department in 1997. The army veteran is a graduate of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and has a masters’ degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.

Hunsinger has more 32 years in law enforcement. The University of Georgia graduate also has a master’s Degree from Columbus State. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Saulters is a 20-year veteran with the ACCPD. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute from the University of Louisville. He began his career with the department in 1998 after serving in the U.S. Army for seven years.