Departments & Contact Information

Emergency Calls:

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

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.


Shift Commander:
Lt. John Green
(256) 341-4624


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


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


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

Canine Units (K-9)

Ofc. Wesley Swoopes

Ofc. Greg Rutherford

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

Criminal Investigation Division (CID)

(256) 341-4635

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

Property Crimes Unit (PCU)

Sgt. Jeff Clem
(256) 341-4639

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

Det. Timothy Jackson
(256) 341-4642

Det. Rosslon Jowers
(256) 341-4656

Det. Michael Kitchens
(256) 341-4668

Det. Jonathan Macklin
(256) 341-4846

Det. Brian Prosser
(256) 341-4842

Det. Chance Sparks
(256) 341-4637

Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) & Internet Crimes Against Children

Sgt. Todd Pinion
(256) 341-4645

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

Det. T. D. Jones 
(256) 341-4644

Det. Michael Ferguson
(256) 341-4669

Crime Scene Unit (CSU)

Sgt. Todd Pinion
(256) 341-4645

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

Crimes Against Persons & Domestic Violence

*-Indicates 2nd-shift

Family Services Unit

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)

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. Jordan Pace
(256) 341-4629

Det. Matt Young
(256) 341-4638

Sex Offender Registration & Enforcement

Det. Kurt Hamilton
(256) 341-4609

Vice Narcotics Unit

Sgt. Joe Renshaw
(256) 341-4671

Responsible for investigating crimes 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. William Halbrooks
(256) 341-4664

Inv. Miles Livingston
(256) 341-4674

Inv. Max Sanders
(256) 341-4614

Inv. Vance Summers
(256) 341-4845

Homeland Security, Community & School Resource Officers

Lt. Proncey Robertson
(256) 341-4641

Homeland Security Unit (HSU)

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

Sgt. Elliott
(256) 351-7599

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

Ofc. Archuletta
Austinville Elementary School, Woodmeade Elementary School, Frances Nungster Elementary School, Julian Harris Elementary School

Ofc. Atchley
Safety Education

Ofc. Berkowitz
Cedar Ridge Middle School & Chestnut Grove Elementary School

Ofc. Jones
Decatur High School & Special Services

Ofc. Ozbolt
Oak Park Middle School & Eastwood Elementary School

Ofc. Schutt
Austin High School

Ofc. Smiley
Brookhaven Middle School, Somerville Road Elementary School, West Decatur Elementary School

Ofc. Sutherlin
Ben Davis Elementary School, Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School, Banks-Caddell Elementary School, Walter Jackson Elementary School

Traffic Division

(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. Chris Moffett
(256) 341-4631

Sgt. Scott Strickland
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jeff Bailey
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Chuck Brantley
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Ryan Hawkins
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Mike Hazel
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jami Jones
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Chris Macris
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Jason Whitten
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Robbie Willis
(256) 341-4631

Administration Division

(256) 341-4657

Management Services

Captain Chris Mathews
(256) 341-4859

Public Information Liaison

Emme Long
(256) 341-4653

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.

Training Department

Sgt. Jonathan Lindley
(256) 341-4646

All inmates are booked and held at the Morgan County Jail.