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What Birmingham Residents Are Saying About BPD’s $3M Crime Center

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham’s newly unveiled $3 million Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) is a “huge leap forward” for the Birmingham Police Department (BPD)...

Chief Patrick D. Smith On His Force’s Newest Crime Fighting Tool

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Times recently sat down with Police Chief Patrick D. Smith to talk about his department’s Real Time Crime...

Mayor Woodfin Names Leadership Team For Birmingham Police

birminghamal.gov Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has reappointed Patrick D. Smith as Chief of the Birmingham Police Department. “When I appointed Chief Smith in 2018, I was...

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin forms city’s first Civilian Review Board 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Monday announced the formation of the city’s first Civilian Review Board.  The review board, which came...

Birmingham’s deadly week of ‘unimaginable’ violence

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Those shot have ranged from age five to adulthood, including the killing of a 32-year-old, in a deadly week...

Comedian Rickey Smiley offers $5k reward for info in killing of...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Comedian, radio talk show host and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley is offering a $5,000 award for information about a...

Birmingham’s Top Priority is to Find Killers of 2-Year-Old, Says Mayor  

The Birmingham Times  Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said Friday he has instructed law enforcement to put all efforts behind finding the person or persons who...

5 female captains in BPD is a ‘major event,’ says professor

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times It’s uncommon to find five female captains serving in one police department, like Birmingham Police Department, said Lynda R....

City’s HR director: Police promotions not easy to come by

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times One thing for sure about promotions in the Birmingham Police Department is that officers are not promoted because of...

Proposals made to reform Birmingham police dept. practices  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A five-member public safety task force made up of lawyers, former law enforcement and community leaders on Thursday released...

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