Lieutenant David Marable’s began training at the Birmingham Police Academy on April 9, 1990. After graduation, he was assigned as a patrolman at the North Precinct. He served as a utility officer for only two years before receiving his first beat assignment in the summer of 1992. He was assigned Evening Shift car 58 (downtown), which was renamed car 121. In 1993 he moved to the Day Shift car 127 in the Smithfield Community. A year later he become a Field Training Officer and went back to Evening shift.
In October 1996 Lieutenant Marable was transferred to the Detective Bureau as a Burglary Investigator. He was later reassigned to the Homicide Division where I served until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant.
On January 30, 1999 Lieutenant Marable was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. His first assignment as a sergeant was the Internal Affairs Division (IAD). He received extensive training and became a certified polygraph examiner. While assigned to IAD, he investigated internal and administrative cases. He continues to conduct investigative and pre-employment polygraph tests. He was assigned to several other units as a sergeant to include Communications, the Airport and Records.
On August 24, 2013 Lieutenant Marable was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and reassigned to the Patrol Bureau at the East Precinct as the Day Shift Commander. On April 30, 2016 he transferred to the Communications Unit as the Commander. In January of 2019 he was given the privilege of returning home to the North Precinct, affectionately known as “Fort Apache”, Home of the Buffalo Soldiers.