Vestavia Hills Police Department
The Vestavia Hills Police Department is the public safety and law enforcement arm of the City of Vestavia Hills. The department is headquartered at Vestavia Hills City Hall at 513 Montgomery Highway. The current chief is Shane Ware.
The department currently has 70 sworn officers, organized under three divisions. The administrative division, commanded by Tim Holcomb, is responsible for records, communications and dispatch, drug prevention programs, school resource officers, and training. The investigations division conducts criminal investigations. The patrol division, commanded by David Whitfield, is divided into east and west precincts, with the east precinct operating from a substation at 3241 Cahaba Heights Road.
Chiefs of police
- W. O. Haynes
- James Caton
- Joe Stewart
- Bo Roper
- Doug Jefferson
- Butch Wilson, 2005-January 1, 2011
- Danny Rary, January 2011-August 2023
- Shane Ware, November 2023-
- Singleton, William C. III (January 10, 2011) "Vestavia Hills to name acting police chief." Birmingham News
- Robinson, Carol (November 27, 2023) "Vestavia Hills names Shane Ware new chief of police." AL.com