Police Department

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    Physical Address:

    3325 Athens Highway
    Jefferson, GA 30549

    706-367-1821 (NON-EMERGENCY)
    706-367-8972 (Fax)
    cityofarcade@windstream.net


    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 417
    Jefferson, GA 30549

    FOR EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 911
MISSION STATEMENT

The Arcade Police Department is committed to providing exemplary public safety services by performing its duties with professionalism and integrity. It also focuses on enhancing the quality of life of Arcade through community policing and enforcement of the law; always remembering its dedication to the citizens the department is sworn to ‘serve and protect’.


Meet the Police Department
Chief Randy Williams

Police Chief:

C. Randy Williams

Chief Randy Williams grew up in Athens Georgia graduating from Clarke Central High School. He attended Georgia Southern College before entering the US Army.

Chief Williams spent approximately 10 years on active duty. He served 8 1/2 years with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC, and 1 year in Korea assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division.

Chief Williams joined the Georgia National guard and completed 2 tours in Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired with 24 years of total service in the US Armed Forces.

Chief Williams has been involved with law enforcement for 21 years as of 2015 and has been employed by the Arcade Police Department for 17 years. In the department, he held the positions of patrolman, investigator and assistant chief prior to becoming the Chief of Police in 2008. He is currently the president of the Jackson County Chiefs Association and is on the executive board of the 'In Their Shoes Walk' for the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support in Athens Georgia.

In the past, he has served on the boards of Lindsay's Legacy, Piedmont Rape Crisis Center, Georgia Special Olympics Torch Run and Wellsprings Camp. He also currently mentors a student with Lindsay's Legacy.

He has been married to Janice Williams for 17 years and they reside outside of Jackson County.
Investigator Michael Admas

Police Investigator:
Michael Adams

Lieutenant Michael Adams grew up in Braselton Georgia graduating from the Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He was employed as a Corrections Officer with the Hall County Correctional Institute and the Jackson County Correctional Institute after graduating High School and finished top of his class in the Georgia Corrections Academy.

Lieutenant Adams began his Law Enforcement Career in 1999 with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and graduated at the top of his class earning the Franklin Thornton Academic Award for Excellence at the Northeast Georgia Police Academy in 2001. Lieutenant Adams while employed at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office held the position of Jailer, Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Corporal with the Uniform Patrol Division, and Lieutenant assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Lieutenant Adams began his employment with the Arcade Police Department in May 2006 where he held the position of Patrol Officer with the Uniform Patrol Division, Corporal with the Uniform Patrol Division before being promoted to Sergeant with the Criminal Investigations Division in 2008 and Lieutenant with the Criminal Investigations Division in 2010.

Lieutenant Adams is currently the Criminal Investigations Division Commander as well as the Uniform Patrol Division Commander.

Lieutenant Adams has served on the Domestic Violence Task Force and has also been a member of the Fatality Review Board.

Lieutenant Adams has been married to Barbara Adams for 9 years and they have 3 children. He and Barbara reside outside of Jackson County.
Officer Thomas Hayes

Patrol Officer:

Thomas Hayes



Patrol Officer:

Thomas Duncan


COMMUNITY POLICING

In order to ensure that Arcade remains a safe place to live and work and that its citizens enjoy a high quality of life, the Arcade Police Department is committed to working closely with and sharing information and building relationships with business owners and citizens. The Arcade Police Department offers several community policing and crime prevention programs. Some of these programs are:

Town Hall Meetings
The Arcade Police Department in the past has hosted Town Hall Meetings where crime prevention techniques were provided to interested citizens.

Business Memo’s
The Arcade Police Department provides the businesses of Arcade with information regarding crime prevention and updates to criminal activity in Arcade and the surrounding areas.

Lindsay’s Legacy
The Officers of the Arcade Police Department have participated in the Lindsay’s Legacy Program by mentoring Jackson County at risk children at South Jackson Elementary School. The Department believes that it makes for a better society, one child at a time.

Georgia Special Olympics
The Arcade Police Department has participated in the Georgia Special Olympics Torch Run since 2001. It raises funds and awareness for the Georgia Special Olympics and its athlete’s.

Safety Programs
The Arcade Police Department regularly provides safety programs to area Churches, organizations and schools.

Tree House Turbo Turtle Race
The Arcade Police Department provides support every year for the Tree House Turbo Turtle Race. The Turtle Race is a fundraiser for the Tree House which provides forensic interview to children who are victims of sexual abuse or any type of abuse. It also provides counseling services for child victims of abuse.

Senior Citizens
The Officers of the Arcade Police Department check on several Arcade senior citizens on a regular basis. Some of these seniors have no family close by and look forward to the visits by the Officers. A Christmas fruit basket is given to the seniors during the Christmas Holidays. If you know of a senior citizen who would like to be visited, contact the Police Department or City Hall.

POLICE REPORTS
Citizens or insurance companies may request copies of incident or accident reports. The cost is $5.00 per report. Reports can be mailed or picked up at the Arcade Police Department or City Hall, three business days after the incident. Call prior to picking report up to ensure it is ready.

CONTACTING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
You may contact the Police Department at (706) 367-1821. If there is no answer, call City Hall at (706) 367-5500. If it is an emergency, call 911 to have an Officer dispatched to your location. Due to manpower, there may not be an Officer at the Police Department building while they are out on a call or patrolling. If you need to meet with an Officer and the building is locked, call (706) 367-1911 and ask to meet with an Officer. One will be dispatched to you.