Athens Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony for seven of eight new officers during its annual awards banquet last month. Three just completed training at the Northeast Alabama Police Academy. Five more will start their academy training in January, 2020. Athens Police department is working to fill three more vacancies.
Pictured from left to right are: Austin Roberson, Sean McArthur, Keith Hastey, Jonathan White, Dylan Legg, J.J. Romero, and Scotty Jackson, Jr. Not pictured is William Newton.
For emergencies requiring immediate assistance dial 256-233-8700 for a police dispatcher or 9-1-1.
Athens Police Department is dedicated to the service of 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 for brief periods of time are encouraged to download and complete a residence check form. Once your form is submitted to Athens Police Department and approved, officers will conduct extra patrols at your home and notify you if any problems are discovered.
Report a Crime Tip
There are three ways to report a crime tip 24 hours a day:
Dial dispatch directly: 256-233-8700
Use our report 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.