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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...

Minnesota Passes Police Reform Bill Two Months After George Floyd’s Death

By Nina Golgowski Black Voices Nearly two months after George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, lawmakers in Minnesota have passed...

Mayor Woodfin Announces Task Force to Review Police Dept.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Following up on his pledge to review safety standards of the Birmingham police department, Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced...

22-year-old suspect in custody in Riverchase Galleria mall shooting

abc3340.com The Hoover Police Department announced 22-year-old Montez Moses Coleman of Birmingham was arrested as a suspect in the Riverchase Galleria mall shooting on July...

Diva Reese, first-time muralist, pays homage to Breonna Taylor

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Driving by Vibe Street Studios on 16th Avenue South at 12th Street on Birmingham’s Southside, it is easy to...

World Police and Fire Games Coming to Birmingham 2025

By Pat Byington bhamnow.com The 2025 World Police and Fire Games  is coming to Birmingham. The decision which was announced Wednesday brings two major global sporting events...

First-ever mobile app on the way for Birmingham police  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement to create a mobile app for the Birmingham Police Department...

Police Chief Patrick Smith: Homicides are down; but one category remains...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said recently he was alarmed at the number of black males being killed in the...

Housing Authority proposes $1.8M contract with BPD to provide safety

Times staff report The Birmingham Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposed $1.8 million contract with the Birmingham Police Department for extra...

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