Anniston Police Department

The City of Anniston's Police Department has been proudly serving our community since 1883. We are dedicated to keeping our community safe and providing professional law enforcement to the City of Anniston.

The Anniston Police Department is located at 174 West 13th Street. We are a municipal police department with 85 sworn positions and 18 civilian positions. The Anniston Police Department provides law enforcement and related services for the City of Anniston, covering the city limits and police jurisdiction.

Learn more about the Anniston Police Citizen's Advisory Committee here.

Contact Us:     
Emergency Calls:   Dial 911
Non Emergency Calls: 256-238-1800
Fax: 256-231-7676

Investigative Division
Phone: 256-240-4000
Fax: 256-231-7616

Municipal Jail
Phone:  256-231-7679

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Training and Inspections Unit
Sex Offenders
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The Chief of Police is Shane Denham.  Chief Denham began his career at Anniston PD as a patrolman in May of 1995.

Uniform Division is commanded by Captain Nick Bowles. 

The division contians four shifts and the Special Operations Unit.

A Shift is commanded by Lt. Kevin Briley and Sergeants Brett Lloyd and Chris Leach.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.

B Shift is commanded by  Lt. Chris Sparks and Sergeants Brian Brockman and Todd Owen.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.

C Shift is commanded by Lt. Tim Suits and Sergeants Justin Hartley and Paul Nichols.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.

D Shift is commanded by Lt. Jay Whisenant and Sergeants Emily McCullars and Donny Smith.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.

Special Operations Unit is under the command of Sergeant Michael Webb. The Accident Investigation Unit, SRO Unit, and the Animal Control Unit are assigned here. Randy Angle is the accident investigator.

Administrative Division
 is commanded by Captain Greg Feazell. 

911 provides dispatch. The division contains the Records & Communications Unit, the Municipal Jail, and the Property Unit. 

Records & Communications is under the supervision of Mrs. Gail Cobb. There are four records clerks.

The Property Unit is staffed by Officer Michael Hornbeck and is responsible for the safekeeping of all found property and recovered stolen and trial items.

The Municipal Jail is supervised by Lt. Clint Parris and is staffed by 11 civilian correctional officers and one civilian inmate supervisor. The inmate supervisor is responsible for inmates working inside and outside of the department.

This unit utilizes a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and a Records Management System (RMS) by Spillman Technologies. Calls are taken and prioritized by the CAD prior to being dispatched.  The system also manages evidence and prisoner property.

Investigative Division is commanded by Captain Curtis McCants and Sergeants Kyle Price and Shaun Firestone. The Division has six Case Investigators, three Lab Techs, two Warrant Unit Investigators and one division secretary currently assigned. The Investigative Division is divided into four Units:
        Crimes Against Persons Unit
        Crimes Against Property Unit
Investigators assigned to the Crimes against Person and Crimes against Property Units are responsible for follow-up investigations into reported crimes. They also initiate criminal investigations when warranted.

The Crime Lab Unit is responsible for the collection, documentation, and processing of evidence at crime scenes, and registrations of felons released from prison.

The Warrant Unit is responsible for locating and arresting individuals wanted on felony and misdemeanor warrants, as well as other court warrants.

The Investigative Division Sergeant is also responsible for Sexual Offender Notifications.

Investigative Division
Business Phone: 256-240-4000       Business Fax: 256-231-7616

Training and Inspections Unit is commanded by Lt. Justin Sanford. This unit is divided into the Training Unit and the Inspection Unit (a.k.a Internal Affairs Unit). The Training Unit is supervised by Sgt. Matt Caballero and is responsible for locating, coordinating and planning the training for all employees of the department. The Inspections Unit is responsible for internal investigations into allegations of police misconduct. This unit is also responsible for the recruitment and hiring of all positions within the department.

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