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The Athens Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Athens County, Ohio. The department is composed of 4 main divisions: communications, administration and records, investigations and patrol. The communications division operates 24 hours a day and is responsible for answering all 911 calls and dispatching the appropriate vehicles. The administration and records division is responsible for maintaining all police records, such as arrest reports, incident reports and local mugshots. The investigations division investigates property and violent crimes. The patrol division is responsible for conducting traffic stops, making arrests and filing reports.

Tom Pyle, Chief of Police

Athens Police Department
11 N College Street
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-3315
Fax: 740-592-3358

Population Served: 23,000
Number of Officers: 29

The Athens Police Department utilizes a multi-county jail called the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. The jail serves Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry and Vinton Counties. The jail was opened in April of 1998 and is managed by the Judges, Sheriffs and Commissioners serving in the counties that use the jail. The facility houses adult inmates who have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. The capacity of the facility is 226.

Inmates are allowed to receive 1 thirty minute visit from friends or family a week at the jail. Inmates are allowed unlimited remote video visits a week. Visits must be scheduled in advance.


12 pm to 4:25 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm

12 pm to 4:25 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm

Remote video visits can be scheduled through the 3rd party provider’s website, Securus Tech.

The crime rate in Athens, Ohio was 86 in the year 2019. The overall crime rate is 3.1 times lower than the US average and higher than 34.9% of all US cities. The annual crime rate decreased by 22%. In the last 5 years, the Athens crime rate has seen a decline in both violent and property crimes. Athens has a livability score of 76/100, which is considered exceptional. Athens crime rates are 6% higher than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Athens, Ohio

Police records are available through the Athens Police Department’s record division. Record requests can be submitted in person, over the phone or by mail. There is no fee for copies of records unless the report exceeds 20 pages. A record request form is available for download.

Other public records are available through the Athens Mayor’s Office. The Ohio Revised Code does not specify the language required of the requester to make a request. However, the requester must at least identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the Mayor’s Office to identify, retrieve, and review the records.

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County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Athens, Ohio

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office also has jurisdiction over Athens, Ohio. All warrants processed through Athens County are processed through the Civil Process division of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Warrant information can be obtained by contacting the civil division Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm at 740-566-4324.

Neither the Athens Police Department or the Athens County Sheriff’s Office has a most wanted list at this time.

Athens, Ohio Information

Athens is a city in, and the county seat of, Athens County, Ohio. The city covers a total of 10.05 square miles and has a population of 23,832. The current mayor is Steve Patterson. Patterson served in the Armed Forces before being elected mayor in 2019.

Steve Patterson, Mayor
Phone: 740-592-3338
Fax: 740-592-3341
Email: [email protected]

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