Police Department


 It is the goal of the Fairfield Police Department to be the foremost line of defense in protecting the citizens of Fairfield, Alabama against crime. While our immediate function is to serve and protect the community, we will strive to establish the impeccable reputation of being professional, courteous, and fair. Our objectives of crime prevention, crime deterrence, and criminal apprehension will be our primary goal toward improving the City; this enabling Fairfield to truly be . . . “An Older City Moving in a New Direction.”  


Address: 5231 Court B Fairfield, Al 35064
Office contact number: 205 786-5217
Emergency: 911

Police Department Staff


Chief Nicholas Dyer was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Chief Dyer joined the Fairfield Police Department in May 2002 and completed the Montgomery Police Academy.

Chief Dyer has been promoted steadily through the ranks serving as a Supervisor in both Patrol and Criminal Investigations. Chief Dyer served as the Unit Commander of the Multi Agency Drug Enforcement Team (MADET), and a Task Force Investigator with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Chief Dyer holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Homeland Security and a Master's degree in Business Administration.


Deputy Chief Christopher Riddle has been a member of the Fairfield Police Department since 2002. He was recently promoted to his current position in May 2017. Deputy Chief Riddle has held many positions within the Department, such as Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Shift Supervisor, Warrant Officer, and Investigative Supervisor.

Deputy Chief Riddle earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2009. He also earned a Master's Degree in European History from American Military University in 2013.

In addition to his service to the City of Fairfield, Deputy Chief Riddle has served in the United States Army Reserves for 18 years. He's currently a Master Sergeant assigned to the United States Army Reserves Careers Division. Deputy Chief Riddle was also called to duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom, for which he deployed to Iraq from March 2003 until April 2004.


Corporal Michael Erby has over 25 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Fairfield. Corporal Erby served in the Patrol Division until 2007. He’s been a member of the Investigative Division for 10 years. Corporal Erby has investigated, and solved, hundreds of criminal cases throughout his Law Enforcement Career with the City of Fairfield. He now serves as the Investigative Supervisor.


Commander Julius Hunter has over 25 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Fairfield. Commander Hunter has held several positions within the Department, such as Patrol Officer, K9 Officer, Shift Supervisor, and Environmental Services Officer. Commander Hunter currently serves as the Patrol and Communications Commander.