TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega College alumnus and Birmingham Police Department retiree Christopher Anderson has been selected as the school’s new Chief of Police.
The appointment was made by Talladega College President Dr. Gregory Vincent last week, and Anderson will begin in his new position on Friday, July 15.
“Chief Anderson is nationally known and respected for his contributions to the field of law enforcement,” said Dr. Vincent. “He has extensive training and experience as well as a reputation for promoting trust, mutual respect, and accountability in policing. His law enforcement credentials, coupled with his success as a detective and a criminal justice instructor, make him exceptionally well qualified to serve as police chief.”
Anderson’s national recognition comes from solving cases on A&E’s hit crime series “The First 48” and co-hosting the Investigation Discovery channel show “Reasonable Doubt.”
In law enforcement circles, Anderson is considered top-of-the-line for his knowledge, experience, and credentials. Having handled multiple high-profile robbery and narcotics investigations in his 27 years of serving, he also boasts a 100 percent conviction rate in his murder cases as a Detective-Sergeant.
After retiring, Anderson decided to go into teaching. In 2018, he took a job with Talladega College’s Criminal Justice department. Although he is starting a new role, Anderson will continue to teach.
“I look forward to working with City of Talladega Police Chief Diane Thomas to help bridge the gap between the city’s police department, the community, and Talladega College.”