AC Roper,
Chief of Police, Birmingham, AL

In 2007, AC Roper was appointed as Birmingham's thirty-third Chief of Police, commanding the largest municipal police department in the state with over 1,100 full time employees. He has received specialized police management and leadership training from the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute and the Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Course. 

Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and numerous other professional and community organizations. He also serves on the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee; the U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee and is President of the Jefferson County Chiefs of Police Association. 

Chief Roper has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy University and holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.