Field Operations is broken into three divisions: Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division and Records Division and is headed by Captain Judson Beedy.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is led by Lieutenant Brian Gulsby and consists of not only the Detectives Unit but also a Community Resource Unit which is broken into four sections: Code Enforcement, DARE/SRO, School Crossing Guards, and Special Operations. He also supervises the department’s Special Response Team and Honor Guard. Administrative and technical support is provided by Administrative Secretary Heather deAngelo.
Detective Unit (251) 620-0150
The Detective Unit consists of a sergeant, corporal, and four detectives. They investigate felonies, such as crimes against persons, burglaries, and robberies. Each detective receives specialized training in crime scene investigation and various investigative techniques to assist them in this assignment. Several of the detectives are members of the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit.
Community Resource Unit (251) 620-0200
Code Enforcement: Code Enforcement Officers Matt Creel and Billy Kennedy are responsible for enforcing municipal ordinances such as the prohibition of junk vehicles, loud noise, illegal dumping, land use, business regulations, and conditions deemed to be a hazard to public health, safety, and welfare. For more information, please visit our Code Enforcement page or contact them at (251) 620-1780.
D.A.R.E. / School Resource Officers (SROs): Corporal Toby Pearce, Officer Jaime Huffman, and Officer Jacob Kayl team with school administrators to provide security within the unique school environment. They are specifically trained in anti-bullying and early intervention techniques, provide assistance to teachers and school counselors, and serve as positive role models for students. Additionally, Corporal Pearce, Officer Huffman and Officer Millwood are D.A.R.E. certified instructors and teach this internationally used program that provides elementary and middle school students with the decisions making skills for avoiding drugs and violence.
School Crossing Guards: Daphne currently has ten School Crossing Guards, who work at various intersections throughout the city, directing traffic and transporting children to and from school safely.
Special Operations: Special Operations includes the department's Homeland Security and Drug Interdiction Officers.
Special Response Team and Honor Guard
These teams are made up of volunteers from both the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions who participate in specialty assignments in addition to their normal assigned duties. The officers on the Special Response Team receive specialized tactical training and respond to high risk incidents. The officers of the Honor Guard conduct special ceremonies for funerals, memorial services, or presentation of the colors. Most of these officers are veterans of the armed services.
Patrol Division (251) 620-0300
The Patrol Division is led by Lieutenant David Smith and consists of four squads of patrol officers who work 12 hour shifts to patrol the largest city in Baldwin County. The Patrol division works traffic enforcement, traffic accidents, answers calls for police service, serves subpoenas for the municipal court and assists with animal control calls after hours.
Records Division (251) 620-0110
The Records Division maintains all offense, arrest, and accident reports for the department, as well as the dissemination of these records to authorized agencies and personnel.
Please visit our Records Division page for more information.