Departments & Contact Information

Emergency Calls:
911

Main Number:
(256) 341-4600

For a description of what a particular department handles as well as contact within the department, please click on the department name for more information.

Chief of Police

Nate Allen
(256) 341-4602

Internal Affairs

Supervisor:
Lt. Rick Archer
(256) 341-4647

The Internal Affairs Division is responsible for accepting complaints regarding allegations of misconduct that violate department policy and procedures or criminal activity involving officers of the Department.

Operations Division

Patrol Division

Division Commander:
(256) 341-4630

The patrol division provides the first contact between the police department and the citizens of Decatur. Patrol is responsible for responding to calls for service ranging from minor reports to felony crimes in progress. Patrol officers initiate criminal investigations and complete reports to be used by investigators for felony prosecutions. Patrol officers also proactively patrol areas to maintain a visible police presence to reduce the opportunity for criminals to commit crimes.

A SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. William Darby
(256) 341-4624

B SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. Jim Buchli
(256) 341-4624

C SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. Tony Ward
(256) 341-4624

D SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. Tony Morgan
(256) 341-4624

Criminal Investigation Division (CID)

Phone:
(256) 341-4635

Crimes Against Property & Financial Crimes

Commander:
Lt. Jeremy Hayes
(256) 341-4667
*-Indicates 2nd-shift

Property Crimes Unit (PCU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. Todd Pinion
(256) 341-4645

Responsible for investigating felony crimes against property to include burglaries, thefts, arsons, B&E Auto, auto thefts, and criminal mischief cases.

Det. Chance Sparks
(256) 341-4637

Det. Demetrius Hightower
(256) 341-4668

Det. Byron Williams
(256) 341-4644

Det. Selby DeLeon
(256) 341-4655

Financial Crimes Unit (FCU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. Jeff Clem
(256) 341-4639

Responsible for fraud and forgery related financial crimes relating to checks, credit cards, identity thefts, embezzlement, commercial thefts involving employees, counterfeiting, and computer crimes.

Crimes Against Persons, Crime Scene & Domestic Violence

Commander:
*-Indicates 2nd-shift

Crime Scene Unit (CSU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. George Silvestri
(256) 341-4634

Responsible for detection, collection, packaging, transportation, processing, and preservation of evidence relating to felony crimes. The CSU testify in court, instruct classes, attend and photograph autopsies, and maintain equipment in a state of readiness.

Tech Timothy Hutchings
(256) 341-4648

Tech Jonathan Lowrey
(256) 341-4648

Domestic Violence Unit (DVU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. George Silvestri
(256) 341-4634

Responsible for investigating acts as well as threats of physical and emotional violence involving intimate or former partners, relatives, or present or former household members. The DVU assists victims in recognizing immediate and long-term health, social, and economic consequences of remaining in abusive relationships.

Det. Jarrod Birchfield
(256) 341-4819

Inv. Jodie Fuller
(256) 341-4632

Violent Crimes Unit (VCU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. George Silvestri*
(256) 341-4634

Responsible for investigating robberies, kidnappings, stalkings, homicides, suicides, escapes, accidental deaths, industrial deaths, felony assaults, missing persons, runaway juveniles, sexual assaults, child molestations, and all firearm discharge- related offenses, including misdemeanors.

Det. Mike Burleson
(256) 341-4842

Det. Matt Young
(256) 341-4638

Sex Offender Registration & Enforcement

Inv. Timothy Pace
(256) 341-4629

Special Operations

Commander:
Lt. Jeremy Hayes
(256) 341-4609

Canine Unit (K-9)

Ofc. Wesley Swoopes
(256) 341-4617

Responsible for evidence searches, tracking of lost children, lost Alzheimer’s patients and criminals, narcotics detection, criminal apprehension and handler protection.

Organized Crime Unit (OCU)

Supervisor:
Sgt. Jason Hyder
(256) 341-4671

Responsible for investigating organized criminal conspiracies involving illegal drug, gambling, prostitution, money laundering, and associated type crimes. The unit also runs undercover operations to combat sales of alcohols to minors and murder-for-hire. The unit works closely with state and federally sponsored task forces.

Inv. Michael Kitchens
(256) 341-4614

Inv. Brian Prosser
(256) 341-4674

Inv. Vance Summers
(256) 341-4845

Homeland Security, Community & School Resource Officers

Commander:
Lt. Proncey Robertson
(256) 341-4641

Homeland Security Unit (HSU)

Supervisor:
Lt. Proncey Robertson
(256) 341-4641

Responsible for coordinating efforts of emergency first responders such as law enforcement, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. These efforts are designed to enhance the department’s ability to prevent, recover, and respond safely and effectively to threats or acts of terrorism. Note: This unit is now assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police.

Housing Authority Liaison

Inv. Josh Sloan
(256) 301-3110

Responsible for Housing Authority Liaison, PROJECT LIFESAVER, Gang Intelligence and Identification and CPAAA.

School Resource Officers

Supervisor:
Sgt. Mike Cowart
(256) 552-3984

Responsible for safety on school campuses and investigation of criminal activity on school campuses.

Ofc. Allison Easterling
All Elementary Schools
(256) 227-8514

Ofc. Rance Sutherllin
Brookhaven Middle School
(256) 552-3045

Ofc. Jim Archuletta
Austin High School
(256) 552-3011

Ofc. Heather Atchley
(256) 227-8514

Ofc. Dennis Berkowitz
Decatur High School
(256) 227-8514

Ofc. Joey Schutt
Cedar Ridge
(256) 227-8514

Traffic Division

Phone:
(256) 341-4661

The traffic division is responsible for investigating motor vehicle crashes and traffic homicides in the city limits of Decatur. In addition, traffic officers perform motor carrier safety inspections and child safety seat installations. The traffic division also attempts to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes through the use of radar details and safety checkpoints.

Sgt. Scott Strickland
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Chuck Brantley
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Ryan Hawkins
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jeff Bailey
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Chris Macris
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Mike Hazel
(256) 341-4631

Sgt. Chris Moffett
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jason Whitten
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Robbie Willis
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jami Jones
(256) 341-4631

Administration Division

Phone:
(256) 341-4657

Public Information Officer

Lt. Proncey Robertson
(256) 341-4641

Records Department

Annette Davis
(256) 341-4618

The records department organizes and maintains police reports and records, including incident/offense reports and traffic crash reports.

Decatur City Jail

Booking Desk
(256) 341-4610

Jail Sgt.
(256) 341-4601

Supervisor:
Lt. Proncey Robertson
(256) 341-4641

Training Department

Supervisor:
Sgt. Jonathan Lindley
(256) 341-4646

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