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Meet the Anniston Police Department

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Chief of Police

Chief Nick Bowles

Chief Nick Bowles has been with the Anniston Police Department for 22 years. Chief Bowles was promoted the rank of Chief in July of 2020. Chief Bowles served as a patrol officer then case investigator before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Chief Bowles served as a shift Sergeant and shift Lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol Division and was later moved to command the Training and Inspections Division. Chief Bowles was eventually promoted to the rank of Captain where he commanded the Uniform Patrol Division before being promoted to Chief of Police. Chief Bowles served several years as a tactical operator and negotiator for the department’s Special Response Team (SRT) and was the team commander while he was the Uniform Patrol Division Captain. Chief Bowles holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

chief nick Bowles

Uniform Patrol Division

Captain Chris Sparks

The uniform division is commanded by Captain Chris Sparks. Captain Sparks has been with the Anniston Police Department for over 18 years. Captain Sparks was promoted to the rank of Captain in July of 2020 and has served as the Uniform Division commander since. The Uniform Division, also known as the “Patrol Division”, is considered the backbone of the police department. 

C. Sparks - Captain

Investigative Division

Captain Curtis McCants

The Investigative Division is commanded by Captain Curtis McCants. Captain McCants has been with the Anniston Police Department for 29 years. Captain McCants was promoted to the rank of Captain in November of 2015 and has served as the Investigative Division commander since. The Investigative Division is broken down into three units; The Case Investigators Unit, Warrants Investigator Unit, and the Crime Lab Unit.  

Curtis McCants - Captain

Special Operations Division

Captain Justin Sanford

The Special Operations Division is commanded by Captain Justin Sanford. Captain Sanford has been with the Anniston Police Department for over 16 years. Captain Sanford was promoted to the rank of Captain in January of 2019 and has served as the Special Operations Division commander since. The Special Operations division is broken down in to two units, The Special Operations Unit and The Street Crimes Unit. 

Administrative Division

Captain Clint Parris

The Administrative Division is commanded by Captain Clint Parris. Captain Parris has been with the Anniston Police Department for over 22 years. Captain Parris was promoted to the rank of Captain in July of 2017 and has served as the Administrative Division commander since. The Administrative Division is responsible for budgeting, procuring equipment and supplies, maintaining police records, property control, facility maintenance, and the inmate work detail. 

Training & Inspections Division

Lieutenant Brett Lloyd

The Training and inspections Division is commanded by Lieutenant Brett Lloyd. Lieutenant Lloyd has been with the Anniston Police Department for 13 years. Lieutenant Lloyd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July of 2017. The Training and Inspections Division is divided into the Training Unit and the Inspections Unit.