ACC Commissioners eye new police SUV purchases

18 hours ago
A Ford Police Interceptor SUV
Ford Motor Company

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners will be taking a look at a proposal to purchase 9 hybrid SUV's for the police department.

A confrontation between ACCPD officers and an armed man ended peacefully last week after police were able to deescalate the encounter. According to a release from the department, on Friday, March 5th, police were called regarding a suicidal man in the area of Pittard and Old Elberton Roads.


The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released the name of the person shot and killed by officers Thursday. The suspect is 37-year-old Timothy Statham of Winterville. Police say he was driving a stolen vehicle and fled into the woods as police tried to stop him. 


The Athens-Clarke County Police Department outlined their use-of-force policies for Commissioners yesterday evening. Captain Harrison Daniel and Chief Cleveland Spruill said the department is working to improve officer response, providing nearly 10,000 hours of training in 2020, 65% of which was dedicated to de-escalation courses. 

ACCPD Camera Registry

Feb 11, 2021

Athens residents are invited to take part in a police program aimed at helping solve area crimes. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has created a registry for home and business owners with cameras.

All types of cameras are included, from basic doorbell cams to sophisticated surveillance systems. The registry will allow officers to quickly pinpoint where they can find video evidence.