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The City of Anniston’s Police Department is led by Chief of Police Nick Bowles. The 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, Anniston, AL 36201. We are a municipal police department with 91 sworn positions and 7 civilian positions. The Anniston Police Department provides law enforcement and related services for the City of Anniston, covering the city limits and police jurisdiction.

The Anniston Police Citizen’s Advisory Council (APCAC) serves as a liaison between our community and the police department. They field citizen’s concerns, and help communicate them back to the department. To learn more about APCAC, click 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

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Uniform Division
This division contains four shifts, and includes the Special Operations Unit and the Street Crimes Unit.
  • A Shift is commanded by Lt. Emily McCullars and Sergeants Bruce Dunnagan and Randy Grier.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.
  • B Shift is commanded by  Lt. Tim Suits and Sergeants Todd Owen and Nathan Jackson.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.
  • C Shift is commanded by Lt. Matt Caballero and Sergeants Jeff Hamrick and Jason Hawkins.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.
  • D Shift is commanded by Lt. Jay Whisenant and Sergeants Donny Smith and Paul Nichols.  The shift has 11 police officers assigned to it.
Special Operations Division

This division contains the Special Operations Unit and the Street Crimes Unit.

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. Justin Hise is the accident investigator.

Street Crimes Unit is under the command of Sergeant Christopher Leach.  The unit has 4 officers assigned to it.


Administrative Division 

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

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

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.

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 Investigative Division 

The Division has six Case Investigators, three Lab Techs, two Warrant Unit Investigators and one division secretary currently assigned to it. 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. Brett Lloyd. 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. Justin Hartley, and it 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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