Athens Police Department


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For emergencies requiring immediate assistance

dial 256-233-8700 for a police dispatcher or 9-1-1

About us . . . 

Athens Police Department is dedicated to the service of the our residents, local businesses, and visitors. Chief Floyd Johnson leads a department of 48 sworn officers, 8 dispatchers, 3 administrative staff, and up to 20 reserve officers 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 to report EMERGENCIES and to make POLICE REPORTS

256-233-8707 - Administrative Offices
256-232-7230 - Code Enforcement and Animal Control Division 
256-233-8769 - Fax Line


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Please use this form to ask non-emergency questions or to leave a comment.  Do not use this link to report crimes in progress or emergencies.  For all emergencies in Athens, Alabama, dial 256-233-8700 or dial 911.



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