It is the duty of administration personnel to ensure that all officers and employees are effectively performing their duties and to provide them with all support and equipment they may need to better serve the citizens and visitors of Scottsboro and monitor any problem areas within the city that needs to be addressed by police personnel.

Ron Latimer – Chief of Police

 Major Greg Godfrey – Operations Commander

   Captain Scott Hamilton- Commander Patrol Division

  Captain Zackie Gant- Commander Detective Division

Captain Scott Matthews – Jail Administrator

Lieutenant Jerry Vance – Training

Clay Bailey – Records Clerk

Miranda Hall – Office Manager

Detective Division

The detective division investigates all crimes that are reported by citizens. They also conduct covert type investigations of known criminals or crimes that are known or suspected but not reported by citizens. The detectives are highly trained in the field of evidence collection, the operation of investigative tools or devices and interviewing and interrogation of witnesses and suspects of crime. Their cases are assigned from a pool of case reports that are usually submitted by patrol officers on behalf of reporting victims. The cases are then assigned in a rotation manner and the detective follows up on the case in an effort to make an arrest. The detective is responsible for presenting the case to the grand jury for felonies or municipal court for misdemeanors. The detective follows the case throughout the judicial process.

Detective/Captain Zackie Gant

Detective/Lieutenant Ryan Putman

Detective/Sergeant Chris McIllwain

Detective Coty Durham

Detective Zach Randall

Ordinance/Code Officer

The ordinance officer works closely with the revenue and building departments. The officer issues warnings and violations to people or businesses who violate city ordinances and codes. The ordinance officer works under the supervision of the detective division.

Lieutenant Steve Davis

Uniformed Patrol Divison

The function of the uniformed patrol division is to answer calls for service, enforce vehicular traffic laws, investigate traffic accidents, check suspicious persons or vehicles and patrol residential and business areas within the police jurisdiction. The uniformed police officers are highly trained in all aspects of law enforcement and conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes. They are in essence, the first responders to calls for service and upon their arrival they assess the crime and make a decision to call for other necessary resources.

A Shift

Lieutenant Zach Brewer

Sergeant Wade Batey

Officer Chris Clines

Officer Bianney Contreras

Officer Ryley McBride

B Shift

Lieutenant Brian Dicus

Sergeant Andrew Miller

Officer Lonnie Osburn

Officer Patrick Pereira

Officer Jack Hunter

C Shift

Lieutenant Derek Porch

Sergeant Kevin Smith

Officer Parker Henegar

Officer Bailee Johnson

Officer Joshua Evans

D Shift

Lieutenant Brian Eakin

Sergeant Taylor Miller

Officer Nicholas Kirk

Officer Todd Richardson

School Resource Officer
The school resource officer’s duties consist of patrolling public schools within the city limits. The officer also investigates all crime or incidents within the school system and assists faculty and students with any problems that may arise. The officers most important function is to provide students with a positive role-model and to develop a working relationship between students and the police. The officer provides a number of proactive programs and measures to insure a safe environment that is conducive for teachers to teach and students to learn.

Officer Wade Patterson

Officer Lee Benson

Officer Ann Cornelius

Officer Doug Franks

Officer Roger Jones


The communication officers are responsible for answering all incoming calls for assistance in the city as well as all 911 emergency calls throughout Jackson County and dispatch the appropriate agencies and resources required to help the caller. The communication officer also assists the police officers and emergency personnel with information support.

Heather McAllister

Pam Bearden

Shelly Wilson

Mary Cornelison

Angela Wilbanks

Karen Smith

Christy Crownover

Janet Lauderdale

Dora Britton

Aaron Tolar

Cara Moore

Jennifer Sexton

Christine Whitcomb

Michelle Holcomb

City Jail
The corrections officers are responsible for the intake of inmates brought into the jail by police officers. They also guard and attend to the essential needs of all inmates.

Lisa Hampton

Erica Nayadley

Suzette Pike

Jessica Collins

Aaron Manning

Warrant Divison

The warrant officers’ duties are to locate and then serve arrest warrants and bring those subjects before the municipal judge. They work under the supervision of the city jail and are also bailiffs during municipal court proceedings.

Officer Kris Roney

Animal Control

The animal control officer enforces all leash and tag laws within the city limits and investigates all reports of neglect and attacks against people by domestic animals. The animal control officer is responsible for the operation of the animal shelter that houses and cares for unwanted or found animals.

Michael Venable

Kelly Parker

Heather Carlin

Division Contacts

  • Administration – 256-574-4468
  • Detective Division – 256-574-4468
  • High School Resource Officer – 256-218-2005
  • Junior High School Resource Officer – 256-218-2317
  • Animal Control – 256-259-6511
  • City Jail – 256-574-3333
  • Warrant Division – 256-574-4468 ext#344
  • Ordinance Officer – 256-574-4468 ext#336