The Special Services Division of the Athens Police Department is lead by Lieutenant Fred Schultz. This division includes our School Resource Unit, our Detective Unit, and our Directed Patrol Unit. The City of Athens has an officer assigned directly to the Athens City School District. This officer works with the district to ensure the safety of students, address law wnforcement issues with the schools, and tto educate students about safety related issues. The Detective Unit is responsible for investigating cases that are beyond the scope of the patrol officers that initially respond to them. The Directed Patrol Officer position was designed to address ongoing issues in specific areas of town and to focus on issues specific to the downtown area and business district.
The Detective Unit is composed of two POST certified non-uniform Officers.