The Foley Police Department is committed to the safety of our citizens. We provide a service we are proud of.
Emergencies Dial 911
Hours of Operation
(non-emergency personnel only)
Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
200 E. Section Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
P.O. Box 1750, Foley, AL 36536
The Foley Police Department currently employs 64 police officers and 30 public servant civilian employees. The department is organized into 4 divisions – Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Administration, and Community Safety Divisions. We have one of the highest starting salaries for police officers of our region and the officers are highly productive as well as very approachable by their community. The department uses teamwork across the board, which has contributed to and continues to keep Foley’s serious crime very low.
We have a corrections staff that supervises a 55-bed jail, as well as a 10-person communications staff that is our lifeline plus administrative employees who get the job done. In addition to four patrol shifts that serve as our first line of defense, we have a
- Professional Development Unit
- Bike Unit
- K-9 Squad
- Special Response Team
- Community Services Unit
- Police Fusion Center
- Code Enforcement Unit
- School Resource Officer Program
- Accident Investigations Unit
- Intelligence Unit
- Detective Unit
The City of Foley only accepts employment applications when there is an advertised opening within the department. The hiring process is in-depth and tough as well as highly competitive.
The 15-minute video below, which is a little dated, captures who we are as a police agency. The City of Foley is more than 100 years old. The video begins with the early days of the Town of Foley, then only one police officer, Chief Cobb, and progresses through time until present day. This video is dedicated to the men and women of the Foley Police Department past, present and future.
Deputy Chief of Police/Chief of Staff
Lt. Shawn Miller
Lt. Tony Fuqua
Criminal Investigation Division
Lt. Kevin Carnley
Lt. Otis Miller
Community Safety Division
Administrative Asst. to the Chief and Command Staff / Grant Administrator
Office Coordinator / Administrative Asst. to the Chief & Command Staff
Accident Investigations Unit: 251-943-4431
Communications (Dispatch): 251-943-4431
Corrections – City Jail: 251-970-3040
Criminal Intelligence Unit: 251-943-4431
Detectives: 251-943-4431, ext. 264
Neighborhood Watch: 251-943-4431, ext. 254
Training Unit: 251-943-4431, ext. 250
When openings occur, positions are advertised and the hiring process is begun. We usually hire certified police officers, either from in state or out of state. From time to time, we do advertise for rookie officers with no experience. That decision, made by the police chief, is based on department needs and is stipulated in the advertisement.
For certified officers, after the application period is closed, applications are closely considered and a roster of qualified applicants is established and processed. Processing includes a criminal history check, driving history check, written exam, oral board in front of the command staff, in-depth background check, polygraph exam, executive interview with the police chief, city-level background check, drug screening and medical exam. If the position(s) is not filled, then we continue this process with the next group of applicants until the position(s) is filled or until the roster is exhausted. We enjoy the employment of high-quality and talented police officers due to our stringent hiring and selection process. It is difficult to hire on with us and we make no apologies for that. We are very blessed to have the police family we do and look forward to new members.
If the applicant is a rookie applicant, they can expect a PT test (APOST Standards) and a psychological examination added to this process. This hiring process usually takes one to two months, depending on certification. We do try to accomplish as much of the process as possible in one to two visits for our applicants traveling great distances. We have hired sharp police officers from all over the nation to join our police force. We look forward to meeting each applicant during this process. To check for open positions, please visit our career portal.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victims Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release. Listed below is a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program. Click here to be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE.
For more information on the Foley Forensic Seminar, visit www.foleyforensicseminar.com.