Before joining the Birmingham Police Department in 2001, Captain Alexander served as a United States Marine Staff Non-Commissioned Officer on active duty. In his over 21 years of service in the Birmingham Police Department, Captain Alexander has been assigned to many and various duties. As an Officer assigned to the East Precinct Patrol Division, he was selected for and served as a Field Training Officer (Corporal), a Traffic Homicide Investigator, and as a Task Force Officer. He was then transferred to the Birmingham Police Academy as a Range Instructor before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he was assigned to both North and West Precincts as a Patrol Supervisor. He was also appointed as the West Precinct Task Force Sergeant before his assignment to the Support Services Division at the Police Headquarters. Upon his promotion, Lieutenant Alexander served as an East Precinct and North Precinct Watch Commander. He was also assigned to the Tactical Operations Precinct as the Executive Officer.
Captain Alexander holds a Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. He also holds a great many professional law enforcement certificates and qualifications to include: The University of North Florida, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Basic and Advanced S.W.A.T. Certificates, Sniper Qualification Certificate, F.B.I. Firearms Instructor Certificate, and Instructor Development credentials to name a few.
During his career with the Birmingham Police Department, Captain Alexander has been awarded two Life Saving Medals for Heroism in the performance of his duties. He was also twice nominated for and received proclamations from the Alabama House of Representatives for the State of Alabama Medal of Valor. He has also received several Certificates of Commendation from the Police Department, as well as other outside agencies, for his outstanding performance of duty. Captain Alexander is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Custody Services Division.