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.

The Trussville Police Department consists of sixty-eight members. There are 61 sworn officers who include the Chief of Police, four Lieutenants, eleven Sergeants, and Forty Five Officers. There are thirteen civilian or non-sworn employees, these include, a computer network system administrator, ten public safety dispatchers, and two administrative assistants 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.

ADMINISTRATION/SUPPORT DIVISION:
This division is commanded by Lt. Jeff Morris and consists of the jail and dispatch.

PATROL DIVISION:
Lt. Dave Morrette 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.

OPERATIONS DIVISION:
This division is commanded by Lt. Greg Cardwell and consists of special operations, code enforcement, school resource officers and records.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION:
This division is commanded by Lt. Phil Dillon and consists of investigations and narcotics.