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The Avondale Estates Police Department (AEPD) focuses on building leaders, connecting with the community and using cutting-edge technology for forward-thinking policing. With a community-orientated approach, the staff makes interacting, engaging and connecting with the community a priority. Leadership is not only for supervisors and command staff–every member of the agency is empowered to lead and be involved in the city and beyond. The AEPD is building the future leaders of law enforcement. The force utilizes innovative technology to stay up to date on the latest advancements in equipment and vehicles.  

At its core, the department values:  

  • Humanity – respecting the life and liberty of everyone and treating all individuals with dignity and compassion.   
  • Integrity – employing the highest ethical standards on and off duty while demanding accountability, consistency, fairness and honesty in the performance of duties.   
  • Professionalism – taking pride in the department and committing to excellence in the law enforcement profession.   
  • Courage – maintaining the mental and moral strength to resist opposition and always standing by fellow officers in the face of danger or extreme difficulty.

The department consists of 16 positions including the chief of police, deputy chief of police, one sergeant and one detective within the criminal investigations division, and four watch commanders at the rank of sergeant and eight patrol officers in the uniform patrol division.

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MISSION: enforce the law, maintain public order and provide for the safety of the community. Be effective, responsive, and equitable. The department is committed to community-oriented policing that demands officers adhere to the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. 

Emergency Info

Call 9-1-1

To have a police officer dispatched to your location, please call 911 or DeKalb County E911 non-emergency at 678-406-7929.

Hearing-impaired residents can also text 911 through the DeKalb County E911 system by entering 911 as the address in the “To:” section of the text on all Android and Apple devices. 

In the News

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