Animal Control

Athens Animal Control is a unit of the Police Department's Patrol Division, and falls under the leadership of the Patrol Division Commander, Lieutenant Steven Thomas.

Animal Control Officers are fully sworn with the same powers and authority as other police officers.  When they aren't dealing with animal control issues, they perform the duties of a regular patrol officer.

Animal Control Officers also enforce the City Ordinances on animal control, and conduct investigations dealing with animal cruelty,  vicious animals, and other ongoing animal issues.

City Ordinances dealing with animals can be found HERE