Police Department

Nate Allen, Chief of Police

Chief of Police:
Nate Allen

Department Phone:
(256) 341-4600

Tip Line:
(256) 341-INFO (4636)

Department Fax:
(256) 341-4605

Chief of Police Phone:
(256) 341-4602

Office Address:
402  Lee Street NE
First Floor
Decatur, AL 35601

Office Hours:
24 HRS
Monday – Sunday

Dedication, Duty, and Honor

Police Department Operations

The Decatur Police Department has the authority and responsibility to enforce and investigate all local and state laws within the City.

Reference: Ordinance No. 1810, Section 2–13(10), Code of Decatur

Core Values

  • Have a servant’s heart.
  • Be responsive.
  • Be proactive.
  • Be a problem solver.
  • Be resourceful.
  • Be compassionate.

Interested in becoming a police officer?

Do you think you have what it takes to be a member of the Decatur Police Department?

Our officers benefit from flexible scheduling, competitive pay, educational reimbursements, and special unit advancement.

Have questions about the process? Call us at (256) 341-4653.

Submit your electronic application today!

Know Your Zone

The Decatur Police Department responds to calls by assigned neighborhood zone.

Find your home’s zone.

Community Crime Mapping

The Decatur Police Department offers a real-time, electronic community crime mapping for public viewing.

Powered by Lexis Nexis software, community crime mapping provides crime reporting from throughout the city.

All crime data is subject to change based upon investigative outcomes and may be subject to a seven-day lag. 

View the crime map.

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