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Welcome to the Bessemer Police Department! It is indeed a pleasure to serve. Our department has 115 Sworn Police Officers and a Professional Staff of 40 persons. The City is experiencing immense growth and progress, so it is necessary for its law enforcement to stay ahead of safety and order concerns. We plan to add additional officers to our staff to better meet the City’s expansion.

Our agency strives to meet the needs of our very diverse community. Serving a population of nearly 30,000 residents with major traffic arteries of I-20/59, I-459, Highway 150, and Highway 11, we address needs through a robust Patrol Division, Jail Division, Traffic Motor Scouts, Criminal Investigation Division, Administrative Division, Training Division, Special Operations Division, Community Service/Crime Prevention Division, Environmental Unit, Special Response Team, Parking Enforcement, and Internal Affairs Division. 

We consider it an honor to serve!

Our Mission
The Mission of the Bessemer Police Department is to provide dedicated service to preserve life, safeguard property, enforce the law and bring to justice those who violate the law, and enhance the peace and quality of life in the City of Bessemer.


Michael Wood
Police Chief
23 15th St North
Bessemer, AL 35020

Chief’s Office/Administration tel: 205 481-4351
Warrant Division                      tel: 205 481-4348
Records Division                      tel: 205 425-5713
Training Division                      tel: 205 426-7775
Community Services                tel: 205 426-4456
Jail/Booking                              tel: 205 481-4347
Emergency Operations (EOC) tel: 205 428-9982
Dispatch                                    tel: 205 425-2411
Criminal Investigation (CID)    tel: 205 481-4366
Special Operations                  tel: 205 428-3003
Internal Affairs                         tel: 205 425-6553
Emergencies                             tel: 911