“To Serve, Protect, and Defend”
The City of Southside Police Department
The Southside Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of police service and in being actively responsive to the changing needs of our community and to its citizens.
Although the protection of human life and property is our highest priority, we are also committed to preserving the constitutional rights of every citizen and to enforcing the laws of the State of Alabama and of the United States of America.
As members of the Southside Police Department we will demonstrate integrity and honor in all of our actions. We will treat each other with dignity and respect, protecting the rights and well-being of all individuals. We are bound by the highest standards of accountability and are committed to being loyal to the community, the department and its members, and to the standards of our profession.
Established in 1957, the Southside Police Department began operating on a part-time basis with fewer than four employees. Today, the department has a force of twelve sworn officers, and three volunteer reserve officers. In addition, the Police Department has two full-time detectives, and one civilian animal control officer who handles complaints and also serves as the city’s K-9 handler.
|Graham Thornton Town Marshall||May 1957|
|Aaron Cochran Town Marshall||November 1958|
|J.L. McGlaugn||October 1968|
|Hoyt Turner||June 1977|
|Bill Stewart||August 1978|
|Johnnie Huie||June 1981|
|Ed Price||October 1992|
|Steve Terrell||October 1996|
|Wayne Garmon||October 2000|
|Tim Diggs||May 2002|
|Chris Jones||August 2011 - May 2020|
|Blake Ragsdale||May 2020|
Officers Who Are Sworn With Arrest Powers
|Blake Ragsdale||Police Chief|
|Clay Johnson||Captain/Patrol Division|
|Jason Patty||Lieutenant/Patrol Division|
|Brandon Guffey||Sergeant/Patrol Division|
|Drew Works||Sergeant/Patrol Division|
|Eric Hawkins||Patrol/SRO SHS|
|Jeremy Johnson||Patrol/SRO SES|
|Ray Cumby||Patrolman/K9 Part-Time|
|Patrick Huselton||Records Clerk|
|Vagan Higginbotham||Animal Control Officer|