The Aviation unit is on call 24 hours a day, seven days per week, to assist
our officers as well as other local agencies and agencies from surrounding
counties. Requests for assistance range from public service program
demonstrations to marijuana eradication, search and arrest warrants, missing
persons cases, search for escapees, high speed pursuits, storm damage
assessments, traffic flow assessments, aerial recognizance and surveillance
for criminal and narcotic investigations, assisting Tactical Team, and
search and rescue operations.
The Cullman Police Department has several LEBA certified bike patrol officers. These officers are assigned to use the bikes to work special events such as Relay For Life, parades, Day In The Park, sporting events, and targeted problem areas in the city. This unit also offers bicycle safety programs and bicycle rodeos for youth groups. Officers assigned to this program must be physically fit to withstand the rigorous training course and duty responsibilities. |
There are many benefits from bicycle patrol:
The duties of the lake patrol consist of patrolling the City reservoir and
all of the watershed area for activities such as illegal dumping, illegal
use of city owned property, and violation of city ordinances and State laws.
The duties of the lake patrol consist of patrolling the City reservoir and all of the watershed area for activities such as illegal dumping, illegal use of city owned property, and violation of city ordinances and State laws.
This unit is responsible for locating individuals on whom the department holds a valid warrant and processing the related paperwork. They have the responsibility of traveling to other agencies, both in-state and out-of-state, who are holding a subject based upon our warrant and transporting them back for prosecution.
The Reserve program is a auxiliary patrol program comprised of about 15
selected applicants based upon their qualifications. As opposed to other
agencies whose program consists of non-compensated volunteers, these
officers are given a uniform allowance, and can work a maximum of 40 hours
bi-weekly. Academy certified reserve officers have the
same responsibilities and handle the same tasks as full time patrol
officers, only on a part time basis. |
All non-certified hires are required to attend the next available APOSTC sanctioned law enforcement academy in the surrounding area.
Applications may be obtained from the office of the Chief of Police and are maintained on file for a two year period.
Traffic homicide investigations (THI) is called out on serious bodily injury accidents and on all fatal motor vehicle accidents. Traffic Homicide is also called out at the discretion of the on-duty supervisor to give technical assistance during a complex accident investigation.