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Motto:  Commitment.Excellence.Integrity

Mission: It is the mission of the Birmingham Police Department to provide the highest quality police services to impact crime, build community, trust, and improve the quality of life for all.

Vision: The Birmingham Police Department strives to provide a safe and sustainable community that fosters relationships, trust, and reduced crime provided by the highest level of police services.



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 three major bureaus; the Administrative Bureau, Field Operations Bureau and Investigative Bureau.  These three 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.


The command staff forms the core administration of the Birmingham Police Department. The Chief of Police is the head of administration. He is responsible for managing and directing the overall operations of the department. The chief’s executive staff includes the Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief of Investigative Operations and Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations.

In this section you will find more information on the Chief of Police, Scott Thurmond and the Birmingham Police Department’s Executive Staff, as well as, Unit, Division and Shift Commanders.


Captain Frank Alexander II
Custody Services Division Commander
Captain Cochran
Tactical Operations Commander
Captain Harry Greenberg
Crimes Against Property Commander
Captain Edmond Hanks
North Precinct Commander
Captain James Jackson
Executive Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Police
Captain Torry Mack
Special Enforcement Division Commander
Captain Curtis Mitchell Jr.
West Precinct Commander
Captain Michelle Pruitt
Internal Affairs Division Commander

Captain Julie Quigley-Vining
East Precinct
Captain Joe Roberts
South Precinct Commander
Captain David Rockett
Forensic Science/Science Center
Captain Michael Sellers
Crimes Against Person Division Commander