Chief of Police, Birmingham, AL
Chief A.C. Roper began his career in law enforcement in 1985, and was appointed Birmingham’s Chief of Police in November 2007. He has over 34 years’ experience in the Army Reserves where he serves as a Major General, currently commanding the 80th Training Command in Richmond, VA. Chief Roper also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, and is Past President of the Jefferson County Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Roper became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids shortly after being appointed Birmingham Chief of Police. He has participated in various activities with our organization, including being one of the speakers at the release for our Alabama Juvenile Justice report, “Never is Better, But Once is Enough,” which calls for reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).