The Cullman Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Cullman County. A full-service police agency, the department has embraced a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community involvement in problem-solving strategies. It is through this approach of heightened community awareness in public safety matters that the Cullman Police Department most effectively addresses its major priority of providing a safe and secure environment for those who live, work, and play here.

Chief Kenny Culpepper has served as Chief of Police since 1988. Kenny joined the Cullman Police Department in February 1978, after studying criminal justice at Auburn University and serving as an intern with the department. Assistant Police Chief is Craig Montgomery.

Physical Address
Cullman Police Department
601 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL  35055

Mailing Address
Cullman Police Department
P.O. Box 278
Cullman, AL  35056-0278

Safe Exchange Zone

The Cullman Police Department has a safe exchange zone in the parking lot of the police department facility, located at 601 2nd Avenue NE. The zone provides a well-lit, public location for people to meet to finalize online sales transactions, exchange child custody, and so forth. The idea behind the safe exchange zone is to lessen the risk of robberies, fraud, or other incidents that can sometimes be associated with these types of transactions. Police personnel are not present or involved in any of the exchanges that take place in the safe exchange zone, and police personnel cannot serve as official witnesses of transactions. The zone is simply offered as a safer alternative for these types of transactions.

The Cullman Police Department advises our citizens to still follow the following safety guidelines when buying and selling items online:

  • Only trade with local buyers/sellers.
  • Take someone with you to meet a prospective buyer/seller.
  • Make sure a family member or friend is aware of the transaction details.
  • Insist on meeting in a public area, like the CPD safe exchange zone.
  • Do not enter someone else’s house, and do not allow a stranger into your home.
  • When possible, complete the transaction during daylight hours.
  • If a transaction occurs after dark, complete the transaction in a well-lit, public location, such as the CPD safe exchange zone.
  • Be extra cautious when buying or selling valuable items such as vehicles or jewelry.
  • Trust your instincts: If it sounds like a scam, it probably is.
  • If someone is not willing to meet you at the CPD safe exchange zone to complete the transaction, it is probably not a legitimate transaction.

Historical List of Police Chiefs

M.C. Blackmon
05/1906-10/1908

G.A. Hickman
11/1908-08/1911

A.J. Hill
09/1911-09/1915

J.W. Sparks
09/1915-01/1919

C.B. Graves
01/1919-08/1919

J.S. Brasher
08/1919-10/1920

W.G. Windsor
10/1920-03/1922

J.W. West
03/1922-08/1922

A.A. Rollo
08/1922-12/1922

W.G. Windsor
04/1923-11/1924

J.H. Nix
11/1924-11/1932

Jack Tucker
11/1932-09/1939

W.M. Heaton
09/1939-01/1947

J.E. Pierce
01/1947-09/1950

E.E. Fulmer
09/1950-10/1950

G.C. Chapman
10/1950-09/1952

O.W. Hancock
10/1952-09/1956

G.C. Chapman
10/1956-09/1960

R.B. Moyer
10/1960-09/1964

Bascom Miller
10/1964-09/1972

Roy Wood, Jr.
10/1972-09/1984

Bill Mangum
10/1984-10/1988

Kenny Culpepper
10/1988-present

CPD Photo Album
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KENNY CULPEPPER
KENNY CULPEPPERPolice Chief

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Kenny Culpepper
Chief

(256) 775-7160
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Craig Montgomery
Assistant Chief

(256) 775-7165
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Rita Bailey
Administrative Assistant
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Gene Bates
Patrol Captain

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Becky Boyd
Investigation Captain

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