Media Release 126
Officers Test Positive for COVID-19
The Birmingham Police Department reports officers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Four Birmingham Police Officers from the East Precinct have tested positive for COVID-19. The Birmingham Police Department has provided additional testing for all East Precinct Officers to assure the safety of officers and the community. East Precinct has been temporarily closed for decontamination and deep cleansing. Personnel will resume operations at the East Precinct after the decontamination/ cleansing process is complete. In efforts to provide the best police services to the City of Birmingham, BPD developed a mobilization plan at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to deploy personnel to assist patrol operations during a time as this. This mobilization plan include staffing protocol to assure quality police services are continued without interruption to the community members of Birmingham. The Birmingham Police Department will continue to answer all calls for service.