Mayor Jim McCamy recommended Interim Police Chief Ron Latimer to be Scottsboro Police Chief at the last Scottsboro City Council meeting held on Monday, April 26, 2021. The Council approved the recommendation unanimously. Chief Latimer was sworn in to office on Friday, April 30, 2021 by Judge Don Word. This position is permanent and effective immediately.
Former Scottsboro Police Chief of 14 years, Ralph Dawe stated, “I have worked with Ron as a law enforcement officer since 1992. He has worked up the ranks as a patrolman, detective, detective supervisor and police administrator. He has hands-on training and formal training in all aspects of law enforcement and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy institution that hosts a 12-week training program for police administrators from all over the world – a very prestigious training opportunity for ranking police officers. Ron has the knowledge, integrity, leadership skills and training to make him the most qualified person to lead our police department to better serve our community and to ensure that every law enforcement officer working under his direction is getting adequate training to provide the best service, professionalism and dedication for protecting and serving all of our citizens.”
Chief Latimer has also been the Major (Assistant Police Chief) for the past 14 years. He possesses a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and is a member of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Latimer stated, “I am thankful for the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of Scottsboro and lead the great men and women of the Scottsboro Police Department.”