The Opelika Police Department is a progressive department dedicated to policing in the 21st century. We are made up of men and woman who believe in the diverse community we police. We are committed to our citizens and businesses and strive to provide them professional and courteous service. We believe in partnering with our community to keep the city safe and profitable.
Currently we have 90 sworn police officers, who along with additional staff, total a department of about 104 employees. We have four patrol shifts that will average about 14 officers per shift at full strength. The remaining officers are detectives, narcotics officers, D.A.R.E./School Resource Officers, and training officers. We average approximately 50,000 calls for service a year. Our response times vary depending on the type of call and the type of required response.
The vision of the Opelika Police Department is to provide professional police service in partnership with our community to enhance the quality of life to our citizens, by providing a safe environment through the protection of life and property within the framework of the United States Constitution, and serving with integrity and respect.
The men and women of the Opelika police department are proudly dedicated to the following values:
- Integrity: All employees of the Opelika Police Department will uphold the public trust by being honest, truthful, and consistent in our beliefs and actions. We will display high moral and ethical standards and act as role models within our community, always holding ourselves accountable to the principle of equality.
- Service: Members of the Opelika Police Department will provide quality service through a partnership with the community and a commitment to excellence. We will constantly strive to solve problems and be responsive to our community's needs and concerns. We will hold ourselves accountable to the citizens of Opelika, recognizing service to others as our highest honor.
- Respect: All members of the Opelika Police Department will respect and protect the constitutional rights of all citizens, treating them with courtesy, compassion and dignity. We are committed to protecting the rights of our employees by enhancing their work life through fair and equal treatment.
Captain Jonathan Clifton, Investigative Services Division
Captain Tony Amerson, Uniform Division