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Saulters tapped as new ACC Police Chief

Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jerry Saulters
Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jerry Saulters

Athens-Clarke County has a new police chief.

Jerry Saulters, the current interim chief, has been named as ACC’s next chief of police. County Manager Blaine Williams made the announcement on Friday afternoon.

Saulters started his law enforcement career with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in 1998. Prior to joining law enforcement, he served in the United States Army. During his career with ACCPD, Saulters spent seven years as a patrolman before moving on to supervise the Robbery/Homicide Unit, the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Office of Professional Standards, Recruitment, and Crime Prevention. In 2019, he was promoted to Deputy Chief.

Saulters will lead a department of over 330 authorized sworn and civilian positions with a $27 million budget. He begins in his new role immediately.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.