Lieutenant Christopher R. Hays has served with the Birmingham Police Department for 21 years. As an officer, He served at West Precinct for five years, where he was a beat officer, Field Training Officer, and Traffic Homicide Investigator before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a sergeant, he worked multiple assignments over a 9 ½ year period that included East Precinct, City Wide Task Force, Neighborhood Enforcement Team, and East Task Force Sergeant.
In February 2018, Lieutenant Hays was promoted and assigned to South Precinct, where he served as the Evening Shift Commander. In 2019, he was assigned to the Narcotics Unit, where he served as the Narcotics Commander for the narcotics, highway interdiction, and vice units. In 2021, he was assigned to the Deputy Chief of Patrol’s office, serving as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Patrol. In 2023, he was assigned to East Precinct, where he currently serves as the Evening Shift Commander.
Lieutenant Hays is a certified instructor through the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Instructor Development Course and is certified as an instructor with the Stinger Spike Strip system, and Safe and Legal Traffic Stops (S.A.L.T.S.) course, Stop Stick System, Conducting Lawful Interviews, and Injured/Downed Officer Rescue.
Lieutenant Hays graduated from Cullman High School in 1992 and served in the United States Navy from July 1992 to May 1996. Lieutenant Hays graduated from Wallace State Community College in May 2000 with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting (Cum Laude). Lieutenant Hays then graduated from the University of Phoenix in February 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Management (Magna Cum Laude).
Lieutenant Hays is a current member of:
Fraternal Order of Police
International Honor Society for Business, Management, Administration
Sigma Beta Delta
Lieutenant Hays is married to Mrs. Linda Darlene Hays, and stepfather of Whitney L. Smith