ACCPD Promotes Three to Deputy Chief

21 hours ago

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.”

ACCPD Arrests Three for Counterfeit Currency

Jul 10, 2019

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has made three arrests regarding counterfeit money. On July 9, employees told authorities a woman passed multiple counterfeit $20 bills during the day. Officer then located and detained 44-year old Jennifer Pittman at the scene.

Police were led to a hotel room at 1050 Ultimate Drive where two suspects, 39-year old Mathew Smith and 47-year old Joseph Sanders, both of Athens, were located.

Name Released in ACCPD Shooting

Jul 2, 2019

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting that took place on Monday afternoon in Athens. The incident, which involved multiple Athens-Clarke County police officers, left the subject dead.

Clarke County Sheriff's Office

An Athens-Clarke County Police Officer has been placed on leave after he was arrested on Family Violence charges.

According to a media release from the department, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office obtained two felony warrants against Officer Robert Britt for Terroristic Threats-Family violence.

Britt was booked on those charged Thursday evening at the Athens-Clarke County Jail.

In accordance with ACCPD policy, Britt was placed on administrative leave pending a preliminary review of facts in the case.

Police Seek Information on goPuff Robbery Suspects

Jun 12, 2019

Athens-Clarke County Police are still trying to identify two suspects from the May 31 armed robbery of a goPuff store on Commerce Road.

According to witnesses, the first suspect is a heavy-set black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a distinctive walk and possible tattoos on his right arm. The second suspect is a slim black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall. Video footage can be viewed here.