About Our Department

The Trussville Police Department is a member of the Jefferson County Personnel Board. The Personnel Board classifies all positions within the department. Employees are hired and promoted through competitive exams, which are administered by the Personnel Board. For information concerning employment or testing for the City of Trussville or any of the other jurisdictions under the Jefferson County Personnel Board call (205) 325-5515, or you may apply online at http://www.pbjcal.org.

The Trussville Police Department consists of sixty-eight members. There are fifty four sworn officers who include the Chief of Police, one Captain, three Lieutenants, ten Sergeants, and thirty-nine Officers. There are thirteen civilian or non-sworn employees, these include, a computer network system administrator, ten public safety dispatchers, and two administrative assistants in the records section.

This department is innovative. Recognizing the constant changes in the community itself, this department strives to stay abreast of the changes and initiate programs, which will best serve the community. To preserve its features and way of life which make this City the community it is, “Gateway to Happy Living”, and “City With a Future”. These are programs which many cities the size of Trussville, do not offer their citizens. They include such programs as School Resource Officers, Youth Services Unit and the Business Services Officer. Please see our links for more information on these programs.

The Department consists of three primary operational areas, Administration, Patrol, and Support.

Chief Don Sivley is the department head. He is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Police Department. The Chief makes departmental policy and procedure, as well as overseeing personnel matters. Chief Sivley reports to the Mayor.

Captain Jeff Bridges is in charge of the Administration and Patrol Divisions and he reports to the Chief of Police.

The department is divided into three operational divisions. A Division Commander commands each division.

This division is commanded by Captain Jeff Bridges and consists of the Investigations Department, Youth Services, Training, School Officers and Jail. The Administrative Commander reports to the Chief of Police.

Lt Eric Rush commands the patrol division, which is divided into 6 twelve-hour shifts. The patrol section is responsible for, but certainly not limited to: routine patrol including crime prevention and detection, enforcement of local criminal and traffic statutes. Investigating traffic accidents, rendering aid to citizens. The patrol division commander reports to Captain Jeff Bridges.

This division is commanded by Lt. JJ Morris and consists of the Communications, Records and Technical Services. The Administrative Commander reports to Captain Jeff Bridges.