Director of Public Safety -Chief Tommie J. Reese
Chief Tommie J. Reese, a native of Demopolis, Alabama first began his law enforcement career with the Alabama Department of Public Safety in 1985. He later joined the Demopolis Police Department as a Patrolman in 1987. In 1991, he joined the Marengo County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1994, he was appointed to Chief Deputy where he served until he was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Demopolis on February 5, 2009. He brings a fresh approach to crime prevention, combining community - police partnerships. Chief Reese has been able to put more officers on the streets thereby increasing the department's visibility to the community. Since being with the department he has worked hard to bridge the gap between the police department and the community by creating programs such as: The Demopolis Citizens Public Safety Academy (CPSA) and The Demopolis Public Safety Youth Leadership Academy (DPSYLA). These programs have strengthened a greater Public Safety-Community partnership in resolving crime, fire and other community issues.
Chief Reese was appointed Director of Public Safety on April 5, 2017, by Mayor John Laney to oversee the Police and Fire Departments.
Chief Reese holds graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia and has received specialized training in a number of Management/Administrative and Criminal Investigative classes. Chief Reese is a graduate of the distinguished FBI National Academy Session 210th Quantico, VA. He is recognized as a Certified Chief of Police by the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and as a Certified Law Enforcement Executive by the Alabama Peace Officer's Standards and Training Commission. He currently serves as the President of the Alabama Peace Officer's Association and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Reese served two consecutive elected terms as the President of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and continues to serve on the Alabama Attorney General's Advisory Committee and on numerous other Boards and Commissions.
If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to send me a message, please contact Chief Tommie J. Reese by phone 334-217-0100 or by e-mail.