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

Professional Standards

Supervisor:
Lt. Timothy Pinion
(256) 341-4645

The Office of Professional Standards handles the processing of community reports about Decatur Police Department officers. Personnel in this department are responsible for accepting complaints on officers suspected of alleged misconduct that could violate departmental policies, procedures, or laws. The Office of Professional Standards is also responsible for collecting letters of commendation from community members who elect to report a positive experience they’ve had with an officer.

If you are a member of the community who wishes to report an experience you’ve had with a Decatur Police Department officer, here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. If you want to notify the Decatur Police Department of a complaint, concern, or positive experience, you can file an online report or call the Office of Professional Standards at (256) 341-4645.
  2. Once filed, an investigator will contact you about your report. You will set up an appointment with the investigator and sign your initial statement.
  3. If you choose to make a formal written statement, the investigator will give you the appropriate written complaint forms, which must be completed and signed.
  4. Once you submit the paperwork, an investigation will begin the investigation. The results of that investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police.

Please remember that a formal complaint should only be made if you have honest and accurate information. If you knowingly submit false statements, you may be subject to prosecution.

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Operations Division

Division Commander:
Capt. Chris Jones
(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. John Green
(256) 341-4624

B SHIFT

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

C SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. Wayne Delgado
(256) 341-4624

D SHIFT

Shift Commander:
Lt. Scott Strickland
(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)

Phone:
(256) 341-4635

Division Commander:
Capt. Rick Archer
(256) 341-4647

Supervisors:
Lt. Jeremy Hayes
(256) 341-4667

Lt. George Silvestri
(256) 341-4634

*-Indicates 2nd-shift

Property Crimes Unit (PCU)

Supervisor:
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

Supervisor:
(256) 341-4634

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)

Supervisor:
(256) 341-4667

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

Crimes Against Persons & Domestic Violence

*-Indicates 2nd-shift

Family Services Unit

Supervisor:
(256) 341-4667

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:
(256) 341-4667

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) 341-4633

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

Supervisor:
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

Management Services

Division Commander:
Capt. Tony Morgan
(256) 341-4657

The management services division is responsible for all divisions related to school resource officers, safety education, volunteer programs, and other extensions of community-related programs.

School Resource Officers, Safety Education, Honor Guard

Supervisor:
Lt. Charles Ward

Homeland Security Unit (HSU), Chaplain, Police Volunteer Programming

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

The Homeland Security Unit (HSU) is 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.

Housing Authority Liaison

Inv. Mike Hazel
(256) 301-3110

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

School Resource Officers

Supervisor:
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

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.

Ofc. Jeff Bailey
(256) 341-4631

Ofc. Ryan Hawkins
(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

Phone:
(256) 341-4657

Management Services

Division Commander:
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

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

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

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