Americus Police Department

"It is the mission of the Americus Police Department to provide service to all citizens based on the foundations of honesty, integrity, and respect."




The Americus Police Department is a state certified law enforcement agency serving the residents and visitors of Americus, Georgia.  We are a close knit family of people who are dedicated to serving.  The department has an authorized strength of 44 sworn officers and 7 civilian employees.  The police department is organized into three division; the Office of the Chief, Administrative Service, and Enforcement Services.

* To ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community, the police department has an Animal Control Officer. The primary emphasis of the animal control officer is the enforcement of City Ordinances relating to rabies inoculations and leash laws. The animal control officer is also responsible for addressing problems with non-domesticated animals (i.e. snakes, etc.) that are considered a threat or nuisance.


Chief Mark A. Scott

Police Chief

119 South Lee Street



Operations Division



  • Patrol

  • Criminal Investigations

  • K-9 Unit

Support & Command Services



  • Community Services

  • Evidence/Property

  • Certification

  • Grant Writing

  • Animal Control*

  • Municipal Court

For Emergencies, Dial 911


For non-emergency assistance after hours, call 229-937-9011

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