Sept. 15, 2016–Police Chief James Barber

James H. Barber
Chief of Police
Mobile Police Department

Chief James Barber has served with the Mobile Police Department for 27 years. During his career he has been assigned to various specialized units within the department, including Narcotics and Vice, Intelligence, Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement, and Internal Affairs. He has commanded the Field Operations Bureau, Support Services Bureau, and the Administrative Services Bureau. He attended the University of South Alabama where he received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice in 1996, and Troy State University where he received his graduate degree in Public Administration in 1997. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2004 and the National Executive Institute in 2014. Chief Barber served on the adjunct faculty with the University of South Alabama from 2002 through 2013.