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 Cerified Law Enforcement Executive Program offered by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, the Jefferson County Chiefs of Police Association and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, a post he has held for three years. Chief Cook has over 25 years of service in Law Enforcement. He comes to Mountain Brook after serving as Chief of Police for the City of Leeds for over three years. Prior to Leeds, the Chief worked over 20 years in the City of Birmingham. The Chief has extensive experience in Administration, SWAT Operations, Patrol, and worked on a Felony Task Force in Birmingham. Chief Cook also has taught numerous classes at the Birmingham Police Academy.
The Administrative Division, commanded by Lieutenant Chuck Clark, provides numerous support functions for the other divisions. These functions include records, communications, training coordination, clerical support and computer services. Lieutenant Clark is a graduate of Samford University and UAB.
The Detective Division, commanded by Lieutenant Michael Herren, 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.
The Patrol Division, is commanded by Lieutenant Jay Williams, a graduate of Auburn University. He has been employed with Mountain Brook since 1988. He has served as a supervisor or commander in all divisions of the police department. 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.