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About the Department

The Trussville Police Department is a member of the Jefferson County Personnel Board. The Personnel Board classifies all positions within the department. Employees are hired and promoted through competitive exams, which are administered by the Personnel Board. For information concerning employment or testing for the City of Trussville or any of the other jurisdictions under the Jefferson County Personnel Board call (205) 325-5515, or you may apply online.  You can also go online and fill out a Trussville Employment Application. Trussville Employment Application, then email it to

The Trussville Police Department consists of 78 members. There are 65 sworn officers who include the Chief of Police, Two Captains, Four Lieutenants, Thirteen Sergeants, and Forty Seven Officers. There are thirteen civilian or non-sworn employees, these include, ten public safety dispatchers, one property clerk and one administrative assistant in the records section.

This department is innovative. Recognizing the constant changes in the community itself, this department strives to stay abreast of the changes and initiate programs, which will best serve the community.

The Department consists of four primary operational areas, Administration/Support, Patrol, Operations and Investigations.

Eric Rush is the Chief of Police.  He is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Police Department. The Chief makes departmental policy and procedure, as well as overseeing personnel matters. Chief Rush reports to the Mayor.

Captain Dave Morrette is in charge of the Patrol, Communications/Jail Divisions.

Captain Greg Cardwell is in charge of the CID/Support Services, Special Operations Divisions.

This division is commanded by Lt. Todd Posey and consists of the Jail and Dispatch.

Lt. Richard Lovell commands the patrol division, which is divided into 6 twelve-hour shifts. The patrol section is responsible for, but certainly not limited to: routine patrol including crime prevention and detection, enforcement of local criminal and traffic statutes. Investigating traffic accidents, rendering aid to citizens.

This division is commanded by Lt. Phil Dillon and consists of special operations, school resource officers and narcotics.

This division is commanded by Lt. Clint Riner and consists of investigations, code enforcement and records.