Police Department

Saraland Police Department

Officially founded in 1957, the Saraland Police Department began with a single Town Marshal serving the city’s one hundred and twenty-five residents. Since those humble beginnings, the Saraland Police Department has strived to expand in order to provide quality service to this ever growing community.

The Saraland Police Department is budgeted for forty-five sworn officers with an additional ten civilian employees. The department is broken down into multiple divisions to better meet the needs of the citizens.

The Patrol Division is tasked with first response and is usually the initial point of contact with the community. The patrol division is dedicated to providing a quick response and immediate solutions for emergency situations. The Patrol Division performs the initial investigations on scene and then forwards their findings to the appropriate investigative team.

The Criminal Investigative Division is responsible for follow up investigations generated in the patrol division. Although our detectives are trained to investigate multiple types of crimes, we have individual detectives specially trained to investigate specific types of crimes. Some of their special training is divided into capitol crimes, sex crimes, property crimes and financial crimes. We also have detectives that specialize in crime scene investigation and evidence collection.

The Narcotics Division is responsible for investigating all forms of drug crimes. Those crimes include narcotics possession, distribution, manufacturing and trafficking. Our narcotics investigators are specially trained to investigate and assist in prosecution of both state and federal narcotics cases.

The Special Operations Division is a specialized unit designed to fill multiple, ever changing duties. The special operations division is responsible for traffic control at special events. They are responsible for traffic control in high traffic portions of the city, as well as, aggressive patrol of areas with higher crime reporting than usual. The K-9 division operates under the special operations division and works closely with the narcotics division.

The SWAT team is a highly trained, thirteen member team, that specializes in rapid response to high threat situations. The SWAT team works closely with all the other divisions to ensure the safety of the community.
The Support Services Division is a group of both sworn officers and civilian employees that are responsible for the day to day operations of the police department.


Emergency – Call 911

To request an officer or file a report
(Non Emergency) – Call (251) 675-5331

Tip Line (251) 459-8477

Public Safety Director/Chief of Police
J.C. West – jwest@saraland.org


Admin/Special Services
Captain Leroy Smith – lsmith@saraland.org

Patrol Commander
Lieutenant Eddie Taylor – etaylor@saraland.org

Assistant Patrol Commander
Lieutenant Billy O’dell – bodell@saraland.org

Criminal Investigations
Lieutenant James Morton – jmorton@saraland.org
Sergeant E. G. Hearn – ehearn@saraland.org
Detective Brian Mims – bmims@saraland.org

Narcotics Tips – narcoticsinfo@saraland.org

Sergeant Richard Williams – rwilliams@saraland.org

Public Information Officer
Sergeant Gary Cole – gcole@saraland.org

Information Technologies
Lieutenant Dan Arnett – darnett@saraland.org

Saraland Police Department 251-675-5331

The Saraland Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is requesting the assistance of the media and public in locating Demetrius Rowe.

On August 9, 2017, Demetrius Rowe entered into a local department store and stole two (2) televisions. On September 7, 2017, a warrant for Theft of Property 3rd was obtained by the Saraland Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone knows of Demetrius Rowe’s whereabouts please contact the Saraland Police Department at (251)675-5331 or the anonymous tip line at 251-459-8477.

Saraland Police Department 251-675-5331

The Saraland Police Department Criminal Investigation Division request the assistance of the media and public in locating Author Nall.

The Saraland Police Department began an investigation between the dates of August 1, 2017 and August 4, 2017. Officers discovered Author Nall used a victim’s debit card without permission numerous times at a local bank in Saraland. Author Nall has 16 felony warrants for his arrest as of September 7, 2017. This case is still under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding Author Nall, please contact the Saraland Police Department at 251-675-5331 or tip line at 251-459-8477.

Press Release

On August 30, 2017, members of the Saraland Police Department Special Operations Unit arrested Raymond Dennis Garvin (47) from Atmore, AL. Garvin was arrested on the charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest is the result of a traffic stop during which officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Garvin was taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail.