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-four members. There are fifty sworn officers who include the Chief of Police, two Lieutenants, eleven Sergeants, and thirty-six officers. There are fourteen civilian or non-sworn employees, these include, a computer network system administrator, eleven 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 four primary operational areas, Administration, Investigations, Patrol, and Communications and Jail.
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.
The department is divided into two operational divisions. A Division Commander commands each division.
ADMINISTRATION and INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION:
This division is commanded by Lt. Jeff Bridges and consists of the Investigations Department, Youth Services, Training, Records, Communications, School Officers, Jail and Tech Services. The Administrative and Investigations Commander reports to the Chief of Police.
PATROL DIVISION: Lt J.J. Morris 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 the Chief of Police.