Clarke County Sheriff Office

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office exists to provide services for the protection of life and property and the preservation of the public peace in Athens-Clarke County. The sheriff is responsible for the physical health and welfare of all inmates in the jail and the management of their property and money.

The Sheriff's Office serves criminal warrants, civil papers, and subpoenas; executes evictions; transports prisoners to court; extradites prisoners from other states to court; and provides security for the State, Superior, Municipal, Magistrate, and Juvenile courts as wells as juries, the Clarke County Courthouse, and the courthouse parking deck. 

The Sheriff's Office also serves as a source of information, providing lectures and programs to community groups, civic associations, and schoolchildren from kindergarten to the eighth grade.