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Community Affairs Office

Sergeant Marc Pharr

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Community Relations

Sergeant Marc Pharr
770-513-8657 ext. 240

The Community Affairs Office seeks to effectively engage the community and citizens to strengthen Public Safety and community partnerships, facilitate a joint effort in solving problems which affect our community, and foster enhanced trust, communication, transparency, and mutual respect.

Officers help foster a strong working relationship between the Department and the community it serves. Officers work with homeowners’ associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, public and private schools, faith-based organizations, and individual residents to promote partnerships that are mutually beneficial.

As a result of these working partnerships, the officers are able to develop pro-active crime fighting projects that are jointly undertaken by Department personnel and citizens. The Community Affairs Office has many programs that help build a bridge which enables residents and law enforcement to communicate, collaborate, and work together to build safer, more caring communities.

Free programs that the APD offers:

  • Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Youth Explorers program
  • Women’s Gun Safety Class
  • Women’s Self Defense Class
  • Children’s Self Defense Class
  • Neighborhood and Business Watch programs
  • Home or business security assessments
  • Child safety seat checks
  • Partner with Barrow County School System for educational visits
  • Children’s bicycle safety class 
Contact Sergeant Marc Pharr (770)513-8657 ext. 240 or email to see how the Community Affairs Office can be involved with your school, neighborhood, business, homeowners association, etc.