The City of Birmingham, founded on December 19th, 1871, is the largest municipal government in the State of Alabama. Our city encompasses over 146 square miles and is located in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Our police department, also the largest in the state, is comprised of 912 sworn officers and 325 professional staff. We serve a population of over 212,000 citizens in a metro area of over 1.1 million.
The Birmingham Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that has embraced modern technology along with forming a strong partnership with our citizens and businesses to provide a more safe community environment and promote robust business growth.
The Birmingham Police Department is comprised of four major bureaus; the Administrative Bureau, Support Services Bureau, Field Operations Bureau and Investigative Bureau. These four bureaus work together in a highly professional collaboration to provide our citizens with many of the preeminent modern police services available in the nation. We are also honored to be a partner in the 2015 National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice with the U.S. Department of Justice.