Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives


Athens-Clarke County Police Department Mission Statement
To support and defend the U.S. Constitution, protect and safeguard all life, and ensure the equal protection of rights for all as we work to reduce both crime and fear of crime.

Community-Oriented Policing

The AthenINSERT_community_outreachs-Clarke County Police Department has adopted community-oriented policing, the SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) model of problem-solving, and problem-orienting policing approaches as our key management tools and operational philosophies. Community-oriented policing is law enforcement's mirroring of changes ongoing throughout the country. Community-oriented policing embodies law enforcement's response to the growing concern of citizens that government play a more responsive role in addressing the quality of life issues affecting our communities.

Community-oriented policing is a management and operational philosophy of full-service, personalized policing where the same officer patrols and works in the same area on a permanent basis, from a decentralized place, working in a proactive partnership with citizens to identify and solve problems.

Goals & Objectives

These goals and objectives are the guiding principles by which we serve our community. They are quantifiable elements of a total quality service plan designed to best assist and aide the citizens and visitors of our greater community. View these goals to learn more:

As you can see, the police have a number of different goals and objectives with which to contend as they fulfill their mission. It is an imperative that all members of the department pursue these goals to their conclusion. New challenges are faced everyday, with each one being unique and different. Meeting those challenges and preparing for those to come are the the foundation of the dynamic nature of police services.