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ACCPD offers $10k hiring incentive

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is announcing an increased hiring incentive. New police officers and communication officers are now eligible for a $10,000 hiring incentive.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget recently awarded the Athens-Clarke County Police Department the Public Safety and Community Violence Reduction Grant. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is dedicating grant funding to increase the hiring incentive to $10,000 for new police and communication officers.

“This new hiring incentive is exciting news for our department and the community. It will allow us to put more officers on the street and have more communications officers answering 9-1-1 calls. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is a leading police agency for anyone considering a career in law enforcement,” said ACCPD Chief Jerry Saulters.

In addition to the hiring incentive, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department offers a competitive starting salary, incentives for lateral hiring for experienced police officers, an in-county residence stipend, a take-home vehicle program, and a step-plan pay program for retention. More information can be found at www.accpdcareers.com.

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Been there done that, just didn’t get the t-shirt

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Oct 11, 2023

For those of us who do not support defunding the police, this is where we are. I wish it wasn't so, but safe Athens is more important every day. How 'bout we start reposessing cars and taking merch from the perps. Use that $$ to pay for more cops.

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Classic City News
Classic City News
Oct 11, 2023
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The ACCPD’s coffers are regularly replenished with asset forfeiture funds.

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