Police

City of Dadeville Awarded Grant for New Police Equipment

A $3,650 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley is assisting the city of Dadeville in obtaining new equipment for police officers. The Dadeville Police Department is using grant funds to purchase five rearview backup cameras for patrol vehicles, eight pairs of Kevlar-enforced gloves, eight duty bags and four sets of body armor attachments that help officers stay cooler while wearing…

Georgiana hires interim police chief, gets help from Sheriff

The Georgiana Police Department has a new interim police chief while they wait for a permanent chief to apply. Mayor Jerome Antone appointed 21-year-old Officer Garrett Goodson as chief on Wednesday morning, almost three days after former Chief David Scruggs resigned from the position. Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden offers some advice to Interim Georgiana Chief Garrett Goodson. Scruggs resigned Monday…

HandsOn Montgomery Backs the Blue

Artist Joel Kelly presents his painting to Chief Finley. HandsOn Montgomery is an organization dedicated to mobilizing volunteers and connecting people. They also hope to build a strong, caring community. To them, the community includes law enforcement. They wanted to express thanks to the public servants who put on badges and put themselves in harm’s way every day, and they encouraged…

Former Tallassee Police Officer Indicted for Assault

In March 2016, an agent with the Tallassee Police Department, Brandon Smirnoff, was assisting other officers on a pursuit of a ATV, which attempted to allude officers. The vehicle was eventually stopped and the driver was taken into custody. It was at this point while the individual was being transported back to a patrol vehicle, that he alleges that Brandon…

Prattville Police Officer Arrested on DUI Charges

A Prattville police officer was arrested Sunday morning. Chief Mark Thompson confirms an officer was arrested for DUI on Sunday morning. Thompson also confirmed that the officer is no longer with the department. Thompson refused to release the name of the officer arrested. Check back with Alabama News Network for more in this developing story. Categories: Crime, Montgomery Tags: arrested,…

Selma Police Department Back to Normal after “Blue Flu”

Selma’s police chief says the department is back to normal operations following a sick-out by officers upset over pay and working conditions. Police Chief John Brock says that two officers are still out. But that’s down from about 10 at the height of the protest. Brock says the department is functioning normally. Officers began calling in sick earlier this month…

Andalusia Police Make Drug Trafficking Arrest

On August 23, at 6:15pm, Deputies with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Westhaven Apartments in Andalusia to serve a warrant. Upon arrival, the Deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from the residence. The 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force responded to assist Deputies. When the DTF agents arrived, they observed a black male carrying a white trashcan and exit through…

Greenville Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

Greenville Police are asking for the public’s help to find three men who broke into the Corner Stop Grocery not once, but twice in eight days. The first break-in was on August 1 at around 3:30 AM. Two men broke through the glass front door and hopped over the counter to steal several rows of scratch off tickets. The men…

Selma Mayor Promises Pay Raises to Selma Police as “Sick-Out” Continues

Selma’s mayor is promising pay raises for police as officers continue a sick-out that began last week over complaints about salary and working conditions. The Selma Times-Journal reports that Mayor George Evans told officers Monday they’ll get the pay hikes with all other city employees starting Oct. 1. Evans says he hopes money for the raises will come from refinancing…

Greenville Gives Back to Police

Being a police officer is a tough job. Officers train for years with heavy and dangerous equipment, all to save lives. More often than not, they don’t get a thank you. The Greenville community wanted to make sure its local law enforcement felt appreciated. After the Dallas, TX shooting where five officers were killed and seven more injured by an…