The Southside Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of police service and in being actively responsive to the changing needs of our community and to its citizens. Although the protection of human life and property is our highest priority, we are also committed to preserving the constitutional rights of every citizen and to enforcing the laws of the State of Alabama and of the United States of America.
As members of the Southside Police Department we will demonstrate integrity and honor in all of our actions. We will treat each other with dignity and respect, protecting the rights and well-being of all individuals. We are bound by the highest standards of accountability and are committed to being loyal to the community, the department and its members, and to the standards of our profession.
Jarrett Williams was sworn in as the Chief of Police on September 26, 2023. The department has a staff of twenty-two sworn and civilian employees that provide service to a population of a little over 10,000 residents. He has implemented a community based, crime reduction strategy that focuses on a collaborative relationship between the department and the community.
Prior to being appointed the Chief of Police in Southside, he spent fifteen and a half years with the Montgomery Police Department. In his last role, he was a Captain assigned as the Assistant Division Commander of the Administrative Division and was responsible for the real time crime center, supply/evidence, records, desk services, peer support, technology, off duty jobs, and professional standards. Under his leadership, he led the real time crime center from its infancy stage to a valuable investigative tool that reduced crime in the Montgomery area.
He has a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Auburn Montgomery. He has completed the Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute through FBI LEEDA. He is an active member of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and is married and the father of four girls. He can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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