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November 29, 2018
Steve Marshall
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Alabama Attorney General
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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Chief Tommie J. Reese Sr. to Serve as Law
Enforcement Coordinator for Alabama Attorney General’s Office
(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Steve Marshall announced City of Demopolis Public
Safety Director Chief Tommie Reese Sr. has been appointed to serve as new Law Enforcement
Coordinator for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Reese will begin work in the Attorney
General’s Office in January.
“I am pleased that Chief Tommie Reese will serve as my new liaison with Alabama’s law
enforcement community,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Chief Reese brings over 30 years
of varied law enforcement experience from the State to the local level and is well known and
respected by his peers. In particular, he has served the people of Demopolis and Marengo
County with distinction and I look forward to his leadership on my team come January.”
In his new capacity, Reese will work with law enforcement agencies across the state to develop
training programs, to notify officers of changes in criminal law, and to facilitate communication
and cooperation between the Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement statewide.
“I am truly honored by the opportunity to work with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office
under Attorney General Steve Marshall as his Law Enforcement Coordinator,” said Reese. “It is
going to be a privilege to continue my professional career by serving the men and women of
law enforcement and the citizens of the State of Alabama in this position. I look forward to
continuing the good work of those who served before me, while making Alabama an even
better place for its citizens.”
A native of Demopolis, Reese began his law enforcement career with the Alabama Department
of Public Safety in 1985. He later joined the Demopolis Police Department as a Patrolman. In
1991, he joined the Marengo County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1994, he was
appointed to Chief Deputy where he served until he was appointed Chief of Police for the City
of Demopolis in 2009. During his tenure as Chief, he has focused on crime prevention and
combining community-police partnerships. He developed The Demopolis Citizens Police
Academy (CPA) and The Demopolis Police Youth Leadership Academy (DPYLA) which have
strengthened a greater Police-Community effort in resolving crime and community issues. In
2017, Reese was appointed Director of Public Safety expanding his oversight to include both the
Demopolis police and fire departments.
Reese holds a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia
and is a graduate of the distinguished FBI National Academy Session 210 , Quantico, Virginia.
He is further recognized as a Certified Chief of Police by the Alabama Association of Chiefs of
Police and as a Certified Law Enforcement Executive by the Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards
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and Training Commission. He currently serves as the President of the Alabama Peace Officer’s
Association and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the International

Association of Chiefs of Police. He served two terms as the President of the Alabama
Association of Chiefs of Police.
Reese replaces former Attorney General Law Enforcement Coordinator Chris Carden who
retired from State service in September.
Link to Chief Reese Official Photo