1502 U.S. Highway 98 Daphne, Alabama 36526 Phone (251) 621-9100 Fax (251) 621-2826


The "Command Staff" is made up of the Chief of Police and Division Supervisors. Members of the staff individually perform as Executive Duty Officer (E.D.O.) on weekends and holidays. Chief David Carpenter, Capt. Scott Taylor, Lt. Judson Beedy, Lt. Kenny Hempfleng, and Lt. Alaric Yelding make up the Command Staff. 

Administrative and technical support is provided by Administrative Assistant Tracy Bishop.

The City of Daphne Animal Shelter is run by Linda Mathews, Rhonda Jones, and Glenda Gardner. They are responsible for responding to animal related complaints and enforcing the animal control ordinance.


Field Operations is broken down into two sections; Patrol Division and Detective Division and is headed by

The Patrol Division 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.

This division also has an Administrative Secretary Tessa Allen,and Kathie Feirro serves as the Patrol Technician, and are assigned to them to provide administrative and technical support.



The Detective Division is broken into four sections; Detectives/Internal Affairs, DARE/SRO, Code Enforcement and Warrants.

The Detective Division investigates and collects evidence on all felony offenses against persons or property, cases involving narcotics, crimes committed by juveniles, and serious misdemeanor offenses. The detectives are: Sergeant Brian Gulsby, Corporal Jason Vannoy, Detective Jason Lazzari , Detective Joe Sullivan , Detective Toby Pearce, Detective Jim Rivers, and Detective Mike Gorum. Detectives also receive its authority directly from the Chief of Police to investigate allegations of police misconduct with the overall objective of protecting the public, the department, and its officers, otherwise known as Internal Affairs

Administrative and technical support is provided by Administrative Secretary Kristie Green.

     Code Enforcement:

Code Enforcement Officer Lonnie Jones is responsible for enforcing the laws that prohibit the existence of conditions deemed to be a hazard to public health, safety and welfare.

     D.A.R.E. /S.R.O.: The D.A.R.E. Program, which was started in the Fall of 1991, is taught presently by Sgt. Robin Snider. Sgt. Snider works with students, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, teaching them to resist drugs and violence, and equipping them with skills to become good role models in their communities.

The S.R.O. Program was added in 2002 with Sgt. Snider and Officer Dejuan Jackson as Daphne's School Resource Officers. This program involves a teamwork approach between the school system and Daphne Police Department ensuring a safe school environment where teachers feel safe to teach and students feel safe to learn. The S.R.O.'s are role models for the school students and serve as policemen by patrolling the school campuses, as well as counselors and teachers.


Warrants, the filing and execution of arrest warrants issued by Daphne's municipal court, are administered by Warrant Officer, Corporal Ben Mitchell . The Warrants position was created in 1996 and has been a tremendous asset to the department.

Records are kept by Records Technician Samantha Cooper. She maintains all offense, arrest, and accident reports for the department. She is also responsible for the dissemination of these records to authorized agencies and personnel.

Daphne currently has six to eight School Crossing Guards, who work at various intersections throughout the city, directing traffic and transporting children to and from school safely.

Special Operations includes the department's Special Response Team, Tactical Unit, Honor Guard, Homeland Security and Drug Interdiction.

Support Services is broken into two sections; Communications and Corrections.


Corrections has 10 certified correction officers. Don Bell serves as the Chief Corrections Officer. The Corrections Center is one of the largest municipal jails in the state. This "state of the art" Corrections Center can hold 44 sentenced prisoners and another 20-30 arrestees in front holding cells. Our jail also offers GED classes and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings to our inmates. Corrections currently holds arrestees for Spanish Fort Police Department, Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Silverhill Police Department, the State Troopers, and U.S. Marshals, in addition to the arrestees Daphne Police Department brings in. All recruit corrections officers must attend an extensive Field Training Officer (F.T.O. Program) for 9 weeks.


Communications presently has 10 communication officers and is supervised by Chief Communications Officer Bari Chrestman. All recruit communication officers must attend the FTO Program for 9 weeks as well.