Press Release 233
Deputy Chief Darnell Davenport resigns from BPD
The Birmingham Police Service reports that Deputy Chief Darnell Davenport will step down as Deputy Chief in October 2021 to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector. Deputy Chief Davenport joined the Birmingham Police Service on February 16, 2019 as Deputy Chief of the Patrol Office. Under Davenport’s command, the Birmingham Police Department increased community engagement and saw double-digit crime reductions in all categories of Part 1 crime except homicides. He was promoted to Deputy Chief on December 5, 2020. During his tenure with the Birmingham Police Service, Deputy Chief Davenport was responsible for crime reduction initiatives, including the daily COMPSTAT crime briefings, the reestablishment of an enhanced bicycle patrol unit, the development of the Homeless Outreach Partnership for Engagement, and the Police Advocacy Team. He was also instrumental in the development of the Real Time Crime Center which is expected to become fully operational in October 2021.
Deputy Chief Davenport has dedicated his life to law enforcement. He started at the age of 12 with the Wilshire Area Assistant Auxiliary Policing Program and went on to have an outstanding career with the Los Angeles Police Department where he reached the rank of Police Captain. During a 33-year career in law enforcement, his notable accolades include the Command Leadership Award, Purple Heart, Medal of Valor, Crime Fighter Award and many more.
The Birmingham Police Service would like to thank Deputy Chief Darnell Davenport for his service to the City of Birmingham and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
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Press Release 233-Resignation of Deputy Chief