Cottonwood Police Department.
P.O. Box 447
1386 Metcalf St., Ste.1
Cottonwood, Alabama
Police Chief: Gary Edwards
Non-Emergency Number: 334.691.2113
Emergency Number: 911
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Monthly Report
Cottonwood Police Department
April 2014
Projects and Operations
Officer Meadows and Officer Taylor made a traffic stop and arrested two individuals on the charge of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance. A vehicle was impounded.
Officer Meadows made an arrest for disorderly conduct and in a separate incident made a misdemeanor arrest for possession of marijuana.  Officer Taylor made an arrest for domestic violence involving an assault.
Officer Taylor made a DUI arrest with the driver under the influence of a controlled substance. An infant was in the vehicle. DHR was notified and the infant turned over to a relative.
Officer Meadows recovered a new All Terrain Vehicle which appeared to be stolen. He is investigating to locate the owner.
Office Motzenbecker has started part time to assist in covering for Officer Taylor during his medical leave. He worked for Cottonwood PD several years ago. His first traffic stop resulted in an arrest on a traffic warrant.
Jim Smith successfully modified the Utilities Department’s radio such that the existing radios can be used. In concert with the Court Clerk, a system to track issued warrants was established.
Monthly Activity
Calls for Service   99
Reports Written   5
Traffic Warnings Issued  25
Traffic Citations Issued   12
Arrests Made    7
Traffic Warrants   1
Drug Arrests   1
Felonies   2
Misdemeanors  3
Auxiliary Hours  28