The Austell Police Department is charged with the responsibility of serving and safeguarding the residents, businesses, and visitors within our city limits. Guided by City ordinances enacted by the Mayor and Council, laws of the State of Georgia, and the Constitution of the United States of America, the Police Department quickly responds to calls to protect lives and property.
Police Chief Bob Starrett and Deputy Chief Natalie Poulk, along with 13 Patrol Officers, five Detention/Transport Officers, three CID Investigators, seven Emergency 911 employees, and one Administrative Assistant support personnel maintain a high standard of professionalism as they handle safety and security issues for the citizens of Austell. The Police Department also utilizes part-time employees at times. Currently two part-time positions are being maintained.
Chief Starrett and Captain Henson are graduates of the FBI National Academy and are part of the certified personnel who conduct in-house training for continuing education courses required by the Georgia Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Council.
In addition to the responsibilities of routine patrol, traffic enforcement, investigative work, and suppressing crime, the Austell Police Department administers the City’s Emergency 911 operations. The Tactical Operation Unit, Motorcycle Unit, and three K-9 Units as well as Foot Patrol and Bike Patrol Units play an important role preserving the safety and security of our City.