Police Department

    Physical Address:

    3325 Athens Highway
    Jefferson, GA 30549

    706-367-1821 (Office)
    706-367-8972 (Fax)

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 417
    Jefferson, GA 30549


The Arcade Police Department is committed to providing exemplary public safety services by performing its duties with professionalism and integrity. It also focuses on enhancing the quality of life of Arcade through community policing and enforcement of the law; always remembering its dedication to the citizens the department is sworn to "serve and protect".

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If an emergency call 911. For non-emergencies call 706-367-1911.

The Arcade Police Dept. is focused on the health and well-being of our customers, employees and community.


If you have business to be conducted or are in need of a report, you may call 706-367-1821, to make arrangements to have it sent to you or to schedule an appointment.


To pay a court fine, you can do either of the following:

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2.   Call 1-800-262-0128

3.    Mail a money order to City of Arcade, PO Box 417, Jefferson,  GA  30549

If you have additional questions, call City Hall at 706-367-5500.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Meet the Police Department
Police Chief:
Michael Adams

Chief Michael Adams grew up in Braselton Georgia graduating from the Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He was employed as a Corrections Officer with the Hall County Correctional Institute and the Jackson County Correctional Institute after graduating High School and finished top of his class in the Georgia Corrections Academy.

Chief Adams began his Law Enforcement Career in 1999 with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and graduated at the top of his class earning the Franklin Thornton Academic Award for Excellence at the Northeast Georgia Police Academy in 2001. Chief Adams while employed at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office held the position of Jailer, Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Corporal with the Uniform Patrol Division, and Lieutenant assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Chief Adams began his career with the Arcade Police Department in May 2006. During his service with the Arcade Police Department Chief Adams held the positions of Patrolman, Corporal, Sergeant, Uniform Patrol Division Commander, Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Major of Operations, and Assistant Chief. Chief Adams was appointed Chief of Police of the Arcade Police Department in January 2022.

Chief Adams has served on the Domestic Violence Task Force and has also been a member of the Fatality Review Board.

Chief Adams is married to his wife of sixteen years, Barbara Adams, and they have five children.

Investigator James McNatt

James McNatt

James McNatt was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and started his career in Law Enforcement in 1991 with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

In November of 1998, James and his wife, Jan moved to Jefferson, Georgia and James began his career in Law Enforcement in Georgia with the Atlanta Police Department, while his wife Jan cared for her father. James graduated from the Atlanta Police Academy in November of 1999 and was assigned to Zone 4's Patrol Division, which is Southwest Atlanta, on both morning and day watches.

In April of 2003 James was promoted to the rank of Investigator with the Atlanta Police Department and served one year in the Vice Unit and three years in the Major Crimes Division as the Lead Investigator for the Child Exploitation Unit and Crimes Against Children. James received Investigator of the Month in 2005 for his involvement in the arrest of a serial rapist and received numerous commendations for his involvement in other cases. James has received numerous hours of training in sex crimes, crimes against children and forensic interviewing of child victims.

In 2007 James transferred to the Jefferson Police Department to be closer to home and his family. Later that year James was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor on night watch.

In 2009 James was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division for the Jefferson Police Department as the head Supervisor of the division and served six years in this position. In 2011 James received the Officer of the Year Award for his service and dedication in investigating and solving crimes against the citizens of Jefferson.

In 2015 James was reassigned to the Patrol Division for the Jefferson Police Department and served as a patrol supervisor for both day and night watches until December 2021.

On January 3, 2022, James was hired as the Criminal Investigation Division Commander for the City of Arcade Police Department and will serve second in command of the Police Department under Chief Adams. 

James and Jan have been married for twenty-five years and have two sons, two daughters-in-law, three dogs, three miniature horses and two miniature donkeys. James and Jan currently reside in Jackson County.

Thomas Haynes, Jr.

Thomas Duncan

Christina Vaccaro Administrative Assistant:
Christina Vaccaro


In order to ensure that Arcade remains a safe place to live and work and that its citizens enjoy a high quality of life, the Arcade Police Department is committed to working closely with and sharing information and building relationships with business owners and citizens. The Arcade Police Department offers several community policing and crime prevention programs. Some of these programs are:

Town Hall Meetings
The Arcade Police Department in the past has hosted Town Hall Meetings where crime prevention techniques were provided to interested citizens.

Business Memos
The Arcade Police Department provides the businesses of Arcade with information regarding crime prevention and updates to criminal activity in Arcade and the surrounding areas.

Lindsay's Legacy
The Officers of the Arcade Police Department have participated in the Lindsay's Legacy Program by mentoring Jackson County at risk children at South Jackson Elementary School. The Department believes that it makes for a better society, one child at a time.

Georgia Special Olympics
The Arcade Police Department has participated in the Georgia Special Olympics Torch Run since 2001. It raises funds and awareness for the Georgia Special Olympics and its athletes.

Safety Programs
The Arcade Police Department regularly provides safety programs to area Churches, organizations and schools.

Tree House Turbo Turtle Race
The Arcade Police Department provides support every year for the Tree House Turbo Turtle Race. The Turtle Race is a fundraiser for the Tree House which provides forensic interview to children who are victims of sexual abuse or any type of abuse. It also provides counseling services for child victims of abuse.

Senior Citizens
The Officers of the Arcade Police Department check on several Arcade senior citizens on a regular basis. Some of these seniors have no family close by and look forward to the visits by the Officers. A Christmas fruit basket is given to the seniors during the Christmas Holidays. If you know of a senior citizen who would like to be visited, contact the Police Department or City Hall.

Citizens or insurance companies may request copies of incident or accident reports. The cost is $5.00 per report. Reports can be mailed or picked up at the Arcade Police Department or City Hall, three business days after the incident. Call prior to picking report up to ensure it is ready.

You may contact the Police Department at (706) 367-1821. If there is no answer, call City Hall at (706) 367-5500. If it is an emergency, call 911 to have an Officer dispatched to your location. Due to manpower, there may not be an Officer at the Police Department building while they are out on a call or patrolling. If you need to meet with an Officer and the building is locked, call (706) 367-1911 and ask to meet with an Officer. One will be dispatched to you.