The Mountain Brook Police Department has 53 sworn positions supported by 15 civilian employees. These personnel are assigned to various divisions within the Department.
Police Chief Ted Cook joined the Mountain Brook Police Department in March 2011. He is a graduate of Auburn University, the Birmingham School of Law and is a member of the Alabama State Bar. Chief Cook is active in the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program offered by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC), the Jefferson County Chiefs of Police Association, the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP), and the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executive Association (MCJEA). Chief Cook served as the District 6 Representative on the Executive Board of AACOP from 2008 to 2014. In 2015 he was elected Sergeant at Arms of the AACOP Executive Board. Chief Cook has served on the State of Alabama Sentencing Commission since 2013. Chief Cook serves on the All In Mountain Brook Board of Directors. Chief Cook has served in Law Enforcement since 1985. Immediately prior to coming to Mountain Brook he was the Chief of Police at the Leeds Police Department. Prior to Leeds he worked more than 20 years with the Birmingham Police Department. Chief Cook has extensive experience in Police Administration, SWAT Operations, Patrol, and worked on a Felony Task Force in Birmingham.
Captain Greg Hagood is responsible for the daily operations of the police department. He has worked and supervised in all divisions of the police department. Prior to his promotion to Captain, he served as the Division Commander for the Administrative Division. He has been employed with Mountain Brook since 1992.
The Administrative Division, commanded by Lieutenant Jay Williams, a graduate of Auburn University, provides numerous support functions for the other divisions. These functions include records, communications, training coordination, clerical support and computer services.
The Detective Division, commanded by Lieutenant Chuck Clark., is the main investigative branch of the Department. The detectives are responsible for the investigation and follow-up of all reported crimes, whether misdemeanors or felonies, occurring within the City of Mountain Brook. In addition, the Juvenile Officer, School Resource Officer and Evidence/Property Unit are also included in this division. The detective division is dedicated to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between the department and the community by sharing information and ideas. Lieutenant Clark is a graduate of Samford University and UAB.
The Patrol Division, is commanded by Lieutenant Michael Herren. The Patrol Division is the largest of the three divisions and the first responders of the Department. This division has officers assigned to proactively patrol the community to deter and detect crime and to be available to assist citizens whenever the need arises. The Motorcycle Unit, Parking Control Officer, Animal Control Officer, Tactical Team and all jail operations are staffed and operated from this division. The goal of the patrol division is to provide the highest level of service for all persons who live, work, or travel through the City of Mountain Brook.