Police

Montgomery’s Public Safety Department Is Hiring

If you’re looking to protect and serve, Montgomery’s Department of Public Safety may have a place for you. The department held a job fair Wednesday with openings from first responders to corrections officers. With 448 sworn officers, Montgomery Police Department is looking to beef up their staff quickly. Officials say with the possible help of federal grants  they’d like to have…

Police Say Two Shot at UAB Highlands Hospital, Gunman Dead

Police responded to reports of someone firing shots at a hospital in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, before issuing an alert that the situation was over and the shooter had been subdued. Local media reported that two people were shot at UAB Highlands, and a gunman had turned a gun on himself Wednesday night. Police didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment….

12 Year Old Arrested for Making Terror Threats in Prattville

    The Prattville Police Department has arrested another 12 year old for terrorist threats on social media. The juvenile will be charged with two counts and will be transported to Air Base shortly.  This is unrelated to the early charges last week. The police department  was informed this morning of the posting and an arrest was made.The threats were…

Troy Officers Not Indicted In Teen Beating Case

 An Alabama special prosecutor says police officers investigated for their roles in an encounter that seriously injured a teenager won’t be criminally charged. District Attorney Michael Jackson told AL.com on Thursday that a grand jury met this week in Pike County and declined to indict the Troy officers. The NAACP said 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson suffered injuries including brain swelling “at…

Troy Teen Beaten While Handcuffed According to His Mother

An Alabama woman says police severely beat her black 17-year-old son while he was handcuffed and she wants answers from authorities about what happened. Angela Williams shared a photo of her son’s bloodied face on Facebook and it went viral. Representatives for the family say Ulysses Wilkerson was startled by police on the night of Dec. 23 and he ran…

Christmas Morning Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Camp Hill

A shooting in the town of Camp Hill in Tallapoosa County has left one person dead and four others injured.  According to  Capt. Joe Herman with the Alabama SBI, the agency has was asked to assist with the homicide investigation by the Camp Hill Police Department. The shooting took place on Martin Luther King Street.  The person who was killed is…

Two Juveniles Arrested after Gun Video Posted on Social Media

Two juveniles have been arrested in Montgomery after posting video of themselves holding AR-15 military type rifles. A tipster called authorities after seeing the video. Police located the residence and confiscated firearms, and arrested the suspects for misdemeanor warrants and suspicion of auto theft. Authorities say it’s a result of the Montgomery County Gun Youth Initiative. The initiative consists of a $300 reward to be…

Montgomery Police Department Graduates New Officers

The Montgomery Police Department, now has more man power.  Nearly two dozen new officers have taken the oath to protect and serve, but officials say they still need more.   City officials have listed increased police presence as one of the ways they plan to lower crime throughout Montgomery. “It’s a constant challenge for us” said Montgomery police Chief Earnest…

Greenville Police Holds First Cops and Kids Day

Greenville Police Officers laugh with kids at Cops and Kids Day. Greenville Police held the first Cops and Kids Day outreach program for the city of Greenville. Kids were able learn about how officers do their jobs all while having fun. Kids and Cops Day was designed to make kids feel comfortable around police officers. All six divisions of Greenville Law…

Greenville Police’s Summer House Watch Program Starts Up

The Greenville Police Department is offering extra security for those taking a vacation this summer through the House Watch Program. The program is nothing new to Greenville. Chief Justin Lovvorn says it’s been going on for as long as he can remember. “It just lets us know for sure that we need to check on this house in particular because…