Lieutenant Field Morton

Lieutenant Field Morton is a dedicated law enforcement professional with a distinguished career spanning several key assignments and accomplishments. He began his career in 2004 with the Birmingham Police Department, where he joined as a patrol officer in the West Precinct after graduating from the Police Academy.

Throughout his tenure, Lieutenant Morton has excelled in various roles within the department. He has served as a utility officer, beat officer, and task force officer, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability. In May 2009, he was selected as an original member of the Crime Reduction Team, collaborating with the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force to execute high-risk arrest warrants across the region.

Recognized for his investigative acumen, Lieutenant Morton was reassigned to the Homicide Unit in July 2011, where he worked as a detective until October 2015. Following his promotion to the rank of Sergeant, he assumed the responsibility of a district supervisor in the West Precinct. In this capacity, Lieutenant Morton effectively organized and implemented crime-fighting strategies to combat violent crime and enhance the overall quality of life for the community.

In April 2018, Lieutenant Morton was appointed to the Detective Bureau to contribute to the establishment and activation of the Felony Assault Unit. Furthermore, he was pivotal in creating the evening shift detective program and a shooting task force. Recognizing his leadership abilities, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January 2021, assuming the role of North Precinct A-shift commander.

In February 2022, Lieutenant Morton was handpicked for the prestigious role on the 2022 World Games Law Enforcement Planning Team, a testament to his expertise and leadership in public safety. His remarkable capabilities further led to his selection as the Deputy Operations Section Chief, where he was pivotal in coordinating with various public safety agencies. His strategic oversight was instrumental in upholding the safety and security of the World Games throughout their duration in Birmingham, AL, showcasing his commitment to excellence in large-scale event management and inter-agency collaboration.
In August of 2022, Lieutenant Morton’s career path took a significant turn as he was selected to rejoin the Detective Bureau, assuming the critical role of Robbery/Homicide Commander. In this capacity, he led a dedicated team of detectives, oversaw investigations that demanded acute analytical skills and fostered a comprehensive understanding of criminal behavior. His leadership ensured that complex cases were handled with the utmost professionalism and efficiency, reflecting his deep commitment to justice and his community’s safety.

In April 2023, Lieutenant Morton was chosen for the esteemed position of Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Patrol. This role signifies a high level of trust and responsibility, as he now provides direct support and counsel to the Deputy Chief, facilitating critical decision-making processes. His role is pivotal in shaping patrol strategies, enhancing operational effectiveness, and ensuring that the department’s mission and goals are achieved with precision and integrity.

A strong advocate for professional development, Lieutenant Morton is a graduate of the 284th session of the FBI National Academy—a prestigious 10-week leadership program based out of Quantico, VA. This experience further honed his skills and gave him invaluable insights into effective law enforcement leadership. He is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates.

Lieutenant Morton is a crucial member of the leadership team of the Jefferson County Healthcare Coalition, reflecting his dedication to community health and safety. He is affiliated with esteemed professional organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Homicide Investigators Association, and the MCJEA (Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executive Association). Through these affiliations, he engages with fellow professionals, exchanges knowledge, and stays abreast of the latest advancements in law enforcement practices. In addition to these roles, he serves as a board member of the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge, advocating for the welfare and rights of law enforcement personnel.

Lieutenant Morton is academically accomplished, having graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Franklin University. A testament to his scholarly excellence, he was previously awarded a degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Gateway Community College and is a distinguished member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Lieutenant Morton is advancing his expertise by pursuing a graduate degree in Homeland Security and Disaster Management, further cementing his commitment to his field.
Outside of work, Lieutenant Morton finds joy in his personal life. He is happily married and the proud father of three children. He values spending quality time with his family, enjoys traveling, boating, live music, and actively participates at The Church of the Highlands.