Winfield Police Department

Woman charged with issuing terrorist threat to court office

Winfield Police Officer Dustin Webb locks the door to the 25th Judicial District Court services office after obtaining a list of persons scheduled for drug tests on Thursday, May 30.

 WINFIELD -  A woman scheduled for a court-mandated drug test was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat after calling in a bomb threat to the 25th Judicial District Court Services office in Winfield on Thursday, May 30.
Nancy Kathleen Smith Busbee, 59, Winfield, was apprehended without incident at her residence, 201 Freedom Street, at 6:22 p.m. Her arrest was made only three hours after she allegedly made the bomb threat that drew response from multiple law enforcement agencies and brought a halt to all traffic in downtown Winfield.


Officers awarded medal of valor

Sgt. Marcus Carroll (left) and Officer Jimmy Galbreath (right) were awarded the Medal of Valor for their actions after an automobile wreck on Dec. 4, 2018. They are pictured here with Winfield police chief Brett Burleson on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

WINFIELD - Two members of the Winfield Police Department were awarded the Medal of Valor for saving a wreck victim’s life last December.
Sgt. Marcus Carroll and Officer Jimmy Galbreath both entered a burning vehicle to free the unconscious driver from the wreckage.

Retiring after 35 years of service

Winfield Police Department’s Sgt. Jeff Hughes ended his lengthy law enforcement career with a retirement party on  Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Winfield City Hall. Hughes has been part of the WPD for 11 of those 35 years. Family members, city officials and other emergency response personnel attended Hughes’ retirement party which was organized by the police department.

Absences delay answers for PD

With many empty seats surrounding the council table, Canon Birmingham Senior Account Executive Darren Sanders presents a software system that could assist the Winfield Police Department at a special-called meeting on Monday, Oct. 21. A vote could not be taken as the council did not have enough members present for a quorum

WINFIELD - After hearing the Winfield Police Department describe its need for new software in two separate meetings, the city council was unable to vote on the matter.
WPD Lt. Rusty Hulsey first requested the Canon Solutions America cloud-based server at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting, where he described the perks of the Canon Solutions system.
Hulsey told the council that, because the city no longer has a contract with A1 Computers in Guin, he is unsure whether WPD records are being backed-up.

Council makes PD pay more competitive

WINFIELD - In a council meeting much more docile than the last one, the Winfield City Council voted to change the pay raise schedule for the Winfield Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Police Chief Brett Burleson addressed the council requesting the change in the raise schedule.
“With everything that’s going on in the world these days, you all know that this isn’t the favorite job in the world,” said Burleson.