10 Questions With…Shane Fulmer, Jemison Police Chief

 

Editor’s note: We sat down with Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer and asked him 10 questions about his role in the community. Following is each question that was presented and what he had to say:
Q: How long have you been in law enforcement?
A: About 15 years.
Q: Where did you begin your career?
A: I started out training in the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department Reserves in 1994, then I graduated from police academy in September 1995.
Q: How long have you served the city of Jemison?
A: Two years full time, but eight years throughout my career. With the sheriff’s office, we worked in and out with the City of Jemison working cases up here.
Q: What is the most difficult part of your job?
A: Probably the worst part would be crimes that involve kids as victims.
Q: What is your most memorable experience in law enforcement?
A: The opportunity to be chief of police in Jemison is one of them. Early in my career, I was instrumental in removing one of the biggest drug dealers that ever operated in Chilton County. This guy was suspected of doing drugs in Chilton County for probably 30 years. He got four consecutive life sentences.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: The service to the people. You can pretty much sum it up in that one sentence.
Q: What are your primary responsibilities as chief of police?
A: To oversee the day-to-day operations of the police department, and ensure we have and maintain highly trained and qualified police officers, and that we serve the people of Jemison in a professional way.
Q: How is technology changing law enforcement?
A: We’re moving rapidly into electronic reporting. The days of mailing reports to the state are virtually long gone.
Q: What is the biggest misconception about law enforcement?
A: There are so many of us across the country that actions by one police officer reflect the image of every police officer across the whole country. They see that on the news and relate it to what we do.
Q: What is the biggest crime issue in Jemison?
A: I think I would have to say domestic violence. We probably answer more domestic violence related calls than anything.
Editor’s note: We sat down with Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer and asked him 10 questions about his role in the community. Following is each question that was presented and what he had to say:
Q: How long have you been in law enforcement?
A: About 15 years.
Q: Where did you begin your career?
A: I started out training in the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department Reserves in 1994, then I graduated from police academy in September 1995.
Q: How long have you served the city of Jemison?
A: Two years full time, but eight years throughout my career. With the sheriff’s office, we worked in and out with the City of Jemison working cases up here.
Q: What is the most difficult part of your job?
A: Probably the worst part would be crimes that involve kids as victims.
Q: What is your most memorable experience in law enforcement?
A: The opportunity to be chief of police in Jemison is one of them. Early in my career, I was instrumental in removing one of the biggest drug dealers that ever operated in Chilton County. This guy was suspected of doing drugs in Chilton County for probably 30 years. He got four consecutive life sentences.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: The service to the people. You can pretty much sum it up in that one sentence.
Q: What are your primary responsibilities as chief of police?
A: To oversee the day-to-day operations of the police department, and ensure we have and maintain highly trained and qualified police officers, and that we serve the people of Jemison in a professional way.
Q: How is technology changing law enforcement?
A: We’re moving rapidly into electronic reporting. The days of mailing reports to the state are virtually long gone.
Q: What is the biggest misconception about law enforcement?
A: There are so many of us across the country that actions by one police officer reflect the image of every police officer across the whole country. They see that on the news and relate it to what we do.
Q: What is the biggest crime issue in Jemison?
A: I think I would have to say domestic violence. We probably answer more domestic violence related calls than anything.

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