Police and Animal Control

Police Department

Lincoln Police Department

Emergency: 911
Non Emergency Dispatch / Calls for Service: 256-761-1556
Police Records: 205-763-4065
Chief Darren Britton: 205-763-4060

The Lincoln Police Department is an established, full-service, community-oriented municipal law enforcement agency. We are committed to serving our community and visitors by providing and ensuring a safe environment in our city. A driving force behind our department is the philosophy that we can only grow stronger as a community. We must all work together to face and overcome the problems that arise in our city and to that end we encourage community involvement with community based programs to deter crime as well as promote public safety awareness in our neighborhoods.

With a staff of nineteen sworn officers including the Chief of Police, our department has officers specializing in uniformed patrol as well as criminal investigations. We also work closely with the Talladega County Drug Task Force. All officers are required to maintain a high level of continuing education credits annually to keep them prepared for what they may face out in the field. We also offer animal control services.


Captain Zach Tutton 205-763-4068
Lieutenant’s Office: A- Shift: 205-763-4063
Lieutenant’s Office: B- Shift: 205-763-4066


Investigator Matt Hill: 205-763-4061
Investigator Demarco Willis: 205-763-4070
Animal Control: 256-761-1556

Meet the Chief of Police, Darren Britton

Chief Darren Britton is a native of Lincoln, Alabama and is a lifelong member of Lincoln Baptist Church. He has given many years of service to the Boy Scouts of America, Lincoln Baseball for Youth, and the FFA Alumni Association.

Chief Britton is a graduate of Lincoln High School, and Jacksonville State University. Chief Britton was also a member of the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) with the Alabama Army National Guard from 1984-1993.

Chief Britton started his law enforcement career with Talladega Police Department from 1990-2000. While working with Talladega he served as Reserve Officer, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Patrol Supervisor, SWAT Member and SWAT Commander. In 2000 Chief Britton joined the Lincoln Police Department and expanded his law enforcement career in addition to services listed above he served as Firearms Instructor, Investigator, Warrant Officer, Patrol Commander and Captain of Investigations until appointed as Chief of Police in October of 2014.

Services Provided

Animal Control

Monday—Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Weekends and after hours call 256-761-1556. An Officer is on call for vicious animal issues.

If you suspect that your pet may have been picked up by Animal Control, please contact the shelter below. A small shelter fee may be required.

The Lincoln Police Department's Animal Control division is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets in the City of Lincoln.

Animal Control Officers provide a variety of services to the citizens within the city limits of Lincoln including:

  • Answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals
  • Animal bites
  • Barking dog, nuisance cats and other animals that present a problem to the community
  • Injured animals
  • Livestock issues

The City does not have a leash law but requires owners to be in control of their pets at all times. The City does have a vicious animal ordinance. Dogs are considered vicious that have bitten or have threatened to bite persons. Dogs that cross property lines and attack other dogs are also considered vicious along with dogs that destroy personal property. Animals that cause damage or have have been classified as vicious must be maintained by the owner and are not permitted to roam free. The City provides pick up services for stray dogs and cats. All animals picked up by the City will be delivered to the Animal Shelter of Pell City.

City of Lincoln Animal Control Officer: Tiffany Dickie
To report an issue call: (256) 761-1556
This connects you with the dispatch office for the City of Lincoln.

The Pell City Animal Control Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Closed on Wednesday and Sunday

1071 Airport Road
Pell City, AL 35128
(205) 814-1567
Email: animalcenter@cityofpellcity.net


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