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Police Department

Making Tuscaloosa a safer place

Tuscaloosa Police Department

Our mission is to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion. We are devoted to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the preservation of peace, order and safety.

To safeguard the constitutional rights of every citizen and the quality of life they have grown to expect by ensuring that federal, state and local laws are enforced in a fair, consistent and swift manner.

To work closely with the residents, businesses, civic groups and other agencies to solve the problems of crime and the fear of crime; to provide crime prevention and education programs; by incorporating the principles of community and problem oriented policing.

To fulfill our mission, the Tuscaloosa Police Department is dedicated to maintaining an efficient and effective organization for the administration of police services. We resolve to provide a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective, proactive, positive leadership and training.


Interim Chief Mitford E. Tubbs

Mitford (Mitt) E. Tubbs

Chief Mitford (Mitt) E. Tubbs has served with the Tuscaloosa Police Department since October 1987.

He was promoted to Assistant Chief in January 2004, and Interim Chief in August 2019.

Chief Tubbs accomplishments include:

  • FBI National Academy Session 226
  • West Alabama Narcotics Task Force
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Patrol Division, Supervisor/Commander
  • Founding leader of the Special Response Team (SRT)
  • Prior service, Alabama Army National Guard


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Mitford E. Tubbs

Interim Chief of Police

Physical Address

3801 Trevor S Phillips Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401