Midfield, Alabama

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Frank Belcher, Chief of Police

Frank Belcher,
Chief of Police

For all emergencies, DIAL 911.

For all routine business call 205-923-7575, 24 hours a day.

For the anonymous tip line, dial 205-745-3559.

Copies of all publicly accessible police reports may be picked up at the police department 24 hours a day. Please have your case number or other specific information with you for faster service. Please allow at least 24 hours after filing the report before obtaining a copy. There is a $5 fee for all reports.

The Midfield Police Department is a service-oriented Department which emphasizes the Community Policing Philosophy in creating a partnership with the community to improve the quality of life for all residents and businesses in Midfield.

The City has obtained funding under the COPS Grant Program of the United States Justice Department which has enabled the Police Department to hire five additional officers. This additional manpower has been critical in helping the City achieve a 31% decrease in serious crime during the past four years.

The Police Department has assigned its first Police Officer as School Resource Officer to work with the City’s three schools to bring safety and educational programs to students from kindergarten through high school. These programs have included a Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Drug and Gang Awareness classes, participation in Career Day programs, and a host of smaller, more informational counseling and working sessions with teachers and students at all levels within the school system.

The Police Department works closely with the local SALT (Seniors And Lawmen Together) council of the national TRIAD program which is a partnership of the National Sheriff’s Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, and the AARP. This organization is devoted to addresses law enforcement and public safety needs of the senior citizens of our community. The Police Department is currently working to help implement the R.U.O.K., which is an automated telephone calling service to check on sick and shut-in residents.

The Police Department works closely with the Midfield Area Chamber of Commerce to address the needs of the business community in terms of theft and robbery prevention as well as assisting with the various Chamber programs such as the annual Christmas Parade and other public activities. The Chamber has also played a key role in helping establish a Neighborhood Watch Program, which has helped play a significant role in crime reduction throughout the City.

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The Police Department has accessed additional grant funds from the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program of the Justice Department for increased training and equipment purchases for its officers. Officers have been trained in Emergency Tactical Response to critical incidents in progress, as well as numerous classes in Criminal Investigation and specialized Evidence Technician certifications, specialized classes in Drug Detection and Prevention, Juvenile Investigation and Enforcement, and specialized Instructor certifications. The Department has upgraded radio and computer systems, installed cameras in patrol cars, and upgraded tactical and emergency response equipment.

The police department is governed by the Jefferson County Personnel Board and has no independent authority to hire or consider applicants not in good standing with the Board. All questions regarding hiring practices or applications for employment may be directed to the Jefferson County Personnel Board at their web site which may be accessed at www.pbjcal.org