Daphne Police Department News & Awards

Officer & Civilian of the Year

Join us in congratulating our Officer of the Year, Detective Joshua Reeves and Civilian Employee of the Year, Heather deAngelo. Thank you both for your service and hard work!

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Officers & Civilians of the Quarter

Join in congratulating the following for earning Officer & Civilian of the Quarter:

Quarter 2: Paige Merritt, Civilian Employee of the Quarter and Tim Birt, Officer of the Quarter 

Quarter 3: Linda Mathews, Civilian Employee of the Quarter and Jessica Orso, Officer of the Quarter 

Q2: Paige Merritt


Q2: Tim Birt


Q3: Linda Matthews


Q3: Jessica Orso


Join the Daphne Police Department for National Donut Day June 4

Join the officers of the Daphne Police Department and help support the Special Olympics & Law Enforcement Torch Run Alabama on National Donut Day. Three locations: Dunkin Donuts (29160 US Hwy 98 or 29728 Urgent Care Dr) and Glazed Doughnuts (2200 US Hwy 98).

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2021 Command Staff Promotions

After serving the previous six years as a lieutenant, Brian Gulsby was promoted to captain today. Cpt. Gulsby has served Daphne's citizens for twenty-four of his twenty-six year career. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and he recently earned a Master's Degree in Justice Administration. He will command Field Operations, which is composed of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.

Brian Promotion 2

Lt. Lazzari began his career with the Daphne Police Department in 2007. He was promoted to Detective in 2014, Patrol Corporal in 2015, Patrol Sergeant in 2017, and now, Lieutenant. He is a FBI certified Firearms Instructor, a certified Taser instructor, a certified SFST instructor, and our Special Response Team Assistant Commander.


2021 First Quarter Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021 First Quarter award recipients: Officer of the Quarter Mike Smith and Civilian Employee of the Quarter Heather deAngelo. Thank you for the job you do each and every day for the police department and the citizens of Daphne, AL.


Congratulations to our newest (181st) North East Alabama Law Enforcement Academy graduates. 

13 weeks of intense classroom and field training. We weren’t able to attend your graduation due to COVID restrictions, but that doesn’t make us less proud! Awesome job men!!

Deputy Scott Ward Baldwin County Law Officer of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Officer Josh Harlan for receiving the Deputy Scott Ward Baldwin County Law Officer of the Year Award. Officer Harlan was chosen along with Kevin Hill with the Alabama Game and Fish to receive this award. Congratulations to you, as well, Officer Hill.

Thank you to the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay for hosting such a wonderful event. 

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