The Patrol Division is the largest division of the Opp Police Department. The Patrol Officers respond to calls and enforce traffic laws and city ordinance inside the City Limits of Opp. The types of calls that officers answer include criminal activity, traffic accidents, directing school traffic, unlocking locked vehicles, and all types of assistance to the citizens of Opp
The Narcotics Investigator with the Opp Police Department is assigned to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and works side by side with Investigators from Covington County Sheriff’s Office and the Andalusia Police Department. Thomas focuses his investigations on illegal activities such as drug sales, possession, illegal use of drugs, and violent crimes within Covington County. He also goes throughout the community and gives public talks about the drug problem in the community. The community can work with Narcotics to help solve problems by providing information and requesting their assistance.
Agent Thomas Price is a member of the Covington County Drug Task Force.
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of criminal offenses. It functions to provide investigation, analytical, and crime victim services to the residents of Opp that maximize high quality, efficiency, and the coordination with the criminal justice system. All efforts focus on promoting the safety of the community and its residents.
Email Criminal Investigations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications handles emergency and non-emergency calls for service, dispatches police units to calls, maintains the dispatch log, is responsible for providing officers with information obtained from National Crime Information Center, monitors radio contact with officers in the field, and handles after hours and weekend utility calls. Opp Police Communication is the nerve center andlife line of the Police Department and each dispatcher plays a vital part in the overall mission of the Department. Dispatching can be very stressful at times
If an Accident occurs inside the City Limits of Opp the Accident Report can be purchased at the Opp Police Department at a price of $10.00 and can be picked up 8-5 Monday thru Friday.
To obtain a copy of an Accident Report click on the link below to go to the State Alabama Department of Public Safety:
Incident/Offense Reports can be picked up from the Opp Police Department between the hours of 8-5 Monday thru Friday.
These services are available for $15.00. Please call the Police Department for specific information regarding these services.
Applicant must provide the following:
High School Diploma or GED Certificate
A Valid Alabama driver license
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Applicant cannot have any felony convictions n any State, be under indictment, or have a pending case (NOTE: a pardon does not nullify a conviction)
Applicant cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence or moral turpitude, or have a pending case regarding such.
Applicant who has been a member of the Armed Forces of the United States must provide proof of honorable discharge (i.e. DD Form 214)
Applicant shall be a person of good moral character and reputation. A background investigation will be conducted.
Applicant will be required to pass a physical agility/ability examination
Applicant shall be certified by a licensed physician designated by the City of Opp Human Resources Director.
Applicant must attend and graduate from an approved in-state Police Academy after initial hire to continue employment as a Police Officer.