Ira Edwards Jr.
325 E. Washington St.
24 hours a day,
7 days a week
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 well 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 through the eighth grade.
Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of all members of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to work in partnership with our diverse communities, to perform all duties and functions required under the law, professional practices and standards, and promote and enhance the safety and the quality of life in Athens-Clarke County, through all the agency’s undertakings.