Police Department

The Ashland PoliceDepartment


  • The primary mission of the Ashland Police Department is to provide safe and stable neighborhoods for the residents and visitors of the City of Ashland through various department programs and community policing efforts.

    This goal can only be accomplished through a mutually cooperative relationship between the Ashland Police Department and the resident and business community which it serves. By working together, we can maintain peace, provide safety and security for our citizens, and reduce crime. We are part of a team dedicated to the safety and protection of our community.

Ashland Police Chief Joseph Stanford

Special Programs

  • Someone Cares Program:
    The "Someone Cares" Program is designed for senior citizens and/or the disabled who live alone and may not have a family member living locally that can check on them every day. It is a service offered free of charge by the Ashland Police Department. The system is available to all citizens who live within the police jurisdiction of the City. It can be used for a short period of time or long term. Click here to view more information: Click to view Someone Cares Program details
  • Yellow Dot Program
    A Program to preserve the "Golden Hour" of emergency care
  • Yellow Dot Program

    The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens during automobile accidents when they might not be able to communicate for themselves. A yellow dot in the rear window of your vehicle will alert first responders to the vital information in your glove compartment. This will help to ensure that you receive the medical attention you need during that first "Golden Hour" after a crash or other emergency involving your vehicle

    Click to view the Yellow Dot Program Brochure or contact the Ashland Police Department for more information.


Job Opportunities

  • Career Opportunity: Certified and/or Non-Certified Police Officer
    The City of Ashland is currently accepting applications for Certified and/or Non-Certified Police Officer Candidates ($10.36-$14.33/Hour). The ranges shown indicate starting pay, dependent on qualifications. All applicants must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. All non-certified applicants must be able to pass a physical agility test, and will be required to attend and pass a twelve (12) week Police academy school. Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical insurance, vacation, sick leave and holidays are considered as benefits. Participation in the Retirement Systems of Alabama is mandatory. Applications may be obtained at the Ashland Police Department or Ashland City Hall, or call (256) 354-2122 for more information. The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.