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Police - City of Cullman
Kenny Culpepper, Chief
Craig Green, Assistant Chief


The Cullman Police Department has 49 sworn officers and protects & serves a population of 14,970 citizens in Cullman, AL.


It is the mission of the Cullman Police Department to provide professional police service in partnership with the community that enhances the quality of life, by preserving the constitutional rights of every citizen while enforcing all federal laws, state laws and ordinances of the City of Cullman. This is accomplished through the application of the standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability.



With an authorized strength of 86 employees, the Cullman Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Cullman County. A full-service police agency, the department has embraced a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community involvement in problem solving strategies. It is through this approach of heightened community awareness in public safety matters that the Cullman Police Department most effectively addresses its major priority of providing a safe and secure environment for those who live, work and play here.

The administrative offices of the Cullman Police Department are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Chief of Police: Kenny Culpepper
Assistant Chief of Police: Craig Green
Captain of Investigation: Jeff Sanford    
Captain of Patrol: Bobby Kelley        
Captain of Services: Lou Bradford   



Physical Address:
601 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL  35055

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 278
Cullman, AL  35056-0278




Central Dispatch



Police Fax



Office of the Police Chief



Office of the Assistant Chief






Marine/Lake Patrol Office






Training Office



D.A.R.E. / School Resource



Email: cullmanpd@cullmanpd.com



05/21/1906-10/12/1908 M.C. Blackmon
11/19/1908-08/21/1911 G.A. Hickman
09/04/1911-09/18/1915 A.J. Hill
09/18/1915-01/18/1919 J.W. Sparks
01/18/1919-08/18/1919 C.B. Graves
08/18/1919-10/04/1920 J.L Brasher
10/04/1920-03/20/1922 W.G. Windsor
03/20/1922-08/21/1922 J.M. West
08/21/1922-12-19/1922 A.A. Rollo
04/16/1923-11/17/1924 W.G. Windsor 
11/17/1924-11/28/1932 J.H. Nix
11/28/1932-09/25/1939 Jack Tucker
09/28/1939-01/13/1947 W.M. Heaton
01/13/1947-09/11/1950 J.E. Pierce 
09/25/1950-10/23/1950 E.E. Fulmer
11/04/1950-09/30/1952 G.C. Chapman
10/13/1952-09/30/1956 O.W. Hancock
10/08/1956-09/30/1960 G.C. Chapman
10/05/1960-09/30/1964 R.B. Moyer
10/01/1964-09/30/1972 Bascom Miller
10/01/1972-09/30/1984 Roy Wood, Jr.
10/01/1984-10/02/1988 Bill Mangum
10/03/1988-present Kenny Culpepper


Back in 1885, law was maintained in the City of Cullman by a constable, and later by marshals. In 1896, GJ McCoy was City Marshall, and was followed by Bill Schneider in 1900. From 1907 forward, a Chief of Police has been tasked with maintaining law and order.
1875 Town Marshall was required to furnish his badge, at his own expense.
1876 Town Marshall was paid an annual salary of $125. In 1877, however, he was able to earn extra income by removing the carcasses of dead animals. He would receive $1.50 for a hog or dog, $4 for cattle. In 1880, he was paid 50 cents for each arrest made that ended in a conviction.
1886 Mayor orders Town Marshall to get rid of cow bells on city streets.
1894 Resolution passed forbidding the Town Marshall to enter saloons to drink or play pool while on duty.
1897 A two-cell city jail was built for $325.
1905 Town Marshall was paid $35 each month, with a $1 bonus for each arrest and conviction.
1915 Police force consisted of three men.
1920 Chief of Police was paid $100 each month.
1921 Motorcycle officer added to the force.
1923 Motorcycle was replaced with a Ford Roadster.
1931 A Chevrolet coach was put into service. Plans presented for a 10x12 police station to be built at the corner of First Avenue and Fourth Street West.
1953 An old truck was purchased for $100 and delegated to the dog catcher.
1955 Radar speed unit was purchased.
1962 Each officer was required to pay $2.50 each month for his uniforms.
1962 An eight-hour work shift was made permanent.
1965 Old police station converted into public restrooms.
1973 A code of rules and regulations was published.
1976 Air conditioning was added to the police station and jail.


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204 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL  35055
PHONE: (256) 775-7109
P.O. Box 278
Cullman, AL  35056-0278
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