In December, 2002, Central Communications moved into it’s present location at the Athens Clarke County Police Department’s headquarters building in Athens. The Communications Center currently employs 37 communications personnel.
Athens-Clarke County Central Communications operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Communications personnel work a 12-hour shift schedule in the state-of-the art facility.
In 2017, Athens Clarke County Central Communications received 108,830 emergency 9-1-1 calls for service. Many other non-emergency calls were also received by Central Communications through a secondary non-emergency telephone system. Central Communications provides both emergency and non-emergency support to people speaking languages other than English by using Language Line Services, whose representatives can translate over 140 languages, and through our bilingual communications personnel. Central Communications can also communicate with hearing-impaired citizens by using a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or teletypewriter (TTY).