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.
Lt. Timothy Pinion
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:
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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Capt. Chris Jones
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.
Lt. John Green
Lt. Jim Buchli
Lt. Wayne Delgado
Lt. Scott Strickland
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.
Capt. Rick Archer
Lt. Jeremy Hayes
Lt. George Silvestri
Sgt. Jeff Clem
Responsible for investigating felony crimes against property to include burglaries, thefts, arsons, B&E Auto, auto thefts, and criminal mischief cases.
Det. Timothy Jackson
Det. Rosslon Jowers
Det. Michael Kitchens
Det. Jonathan Macklin
Det. Brian Prosser
Det. Chance Sparks
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
Det. Michael Ferguson
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
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
Inv. Jodie Fuller
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
Det. Jordan Pace
Det. Matt Young
Det. Kurt Hamilton
Sgt. Joe Renshaw
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
Inv. Miles Livingston
Inv. Max Sanders
Capt. Tony Morgan
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.
Lt. Charles Ward
Lt. Proncey Robertson
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.
Inv. Mike Hazel
Responsible for Housing Authority Liaison, PROJECT LIFESAVER, Gang Intelligence and Identification and CPAAA.
Responsible for safety on school campuses and investigation of criminal activity on school campuses.
Austinville Elementary School, Woodmeade Elementary School, Frances Nungster Elementary School, Julian Harris Elementary School
Cedar Ridge Middle School & Chestnut Grove Elementary School
Decatur High School & Special Services
Oak Park Middle School & Eastwood Elementary School
Austin High School
Brookhaven Middle School, Somerville Road Elementary School, West Decatur Elementary School
Ben Davis Elementary School, Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School, Banks-Caddell Elementary School, Walter Jackson Elementary School
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
Ofc. Ryan Hawkins
Ofc. Jami Jones
Ofc. Chris Macris
Ofc. Jason Whitten
Ofc. Robbie Willis
Captain Chris Mathews
The records department organizes and maintains police reports and records, including incident/offense reports and traffic crash reports.
Sgt. Jonathan Lindley