Orange Beach Police Chief Joe Fierro introduced the newest officers of the department - Officer Michael Dean and Officer Abby Headley - to the City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 8th.
Following their introduction, Officers Dean and Headley were sworn in by Orange Beach Municipal Judge Julian B. “Buddy” Brackin.
Chief Fierro said Officer Dean is a native of Montgomery and attended the Montgomery Police Academy, where he received his Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOST) certification in 2013.
“He went on duty with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol officer, as a training officer and also, most recently when we hired him, he was on the burglary task force there. So he is bringing some valuable experience to the police department.”
Officer Headley received her APOST certification from the Montgomery Police Academy in 2014. “She immediately went into service with the Jackson Police Department here in Alabama,” Chief Fierro said. “She’s a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) certified officer, and she had been a patrol officer there throughout her tenure.”
Chief Fierro said Officers Dean and Headley are valuable new members of the force. “We’re happy to have them,” he said.