Allen Treadaway

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Allen Treadaway

Benjamin Allen Treadaway (born September 25, 1961) represents District 51 in the Alabama State House of Representatives and formerly served as assistant chief of the Birmingham Police Department.

Treadaway spent a decade working in manufacturing before he joined the Birmingham Police Department in 1989 and was assigned to the West Precinct. In 1992 he was recognized as "West Precinct Officer of the Year". He was promoted to sergeant in 1998. As a captain he was commanding the East Precinct, and preparing for retirement, when he was named assistant chief by Mayor Randall Woodfin in 2018. He retired in October 2020.

Treadaway has served on the Birmingham Police and Fire Pension Board and is a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Birmingham Lodge No. 1 and was named "Most Outstanding Member of the Year" by the Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police in 2005. He also served on the board for Toys for Tots.

Treadaway was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in November 2006. He won the Republican primary in a runoff against Vicki Self Bailey and was unopposed in the November general election. He was re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018. He currently chairs the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Treadaway and his wife Susan had five children: Kelsey, Erin, Tyler, Ally and Cody. She died from cancer in 2019. Their oldest daughter, Kelsey, was killed in a vehicle collision in 2018. Treadaway resides in Morris and attends Enon Baptist Church.


  • Robinson, Carol (September 29, 2020) "Alabama lawmaker Allen Treadaway retiring after 31 years with Birmingham police." The Birmingham News

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