Athens Police Department is dedicated to the service of the our residents, local businesses, and visitors. Chief Floyd Johnson leads a department of 46 sworn officers, up to 20 reserve officers, 7 dispatchers, and 3 administrative staff. Since crime prevention is our first priority, officers vigorously patrol neighborhoods and business districts 24 hours each day. Some of the many services provided by Athens Police Department include residence checks while homeowners are out of town, traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, and traffic control for special events.
Homeowners going out of town are encouraged to come to Athens Police Department and complete a residence check form. During your absence, officers will conduct extra patrols at your home and notify you if any problems are discovered.
Athens Police Department is located at
951 E. Hobbs Street in Athens, Alabama.
Adminstrative Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
256-233-8700 - Dispatch Number for Emergencies and routine police business
256-233-8707 - Administrative Offices
256-232-7230 - Code Enforcement Division
256-233-8769 - Fax Line
Please use this form for questions or comments you might have. This is not intended to be used for emergencies.
Please use this form to report any suspicious activity. You are not required to leave your name or number however we encourage you to provide us with some means to contact you with additional questions.
For emergencies requiring immediate assistance
dial 256-233-8700 for a police dispatcher or 9-1-1