Lodge President

Zach Gentile

Chief Zachary Gentile retired after a 40 year career in law enforcement.  He began his career as a road officer with the Miami Dade Police Department, in Miami Florida in 1974.  Chief Gentile, during his career, worked road patrol, investigations, and administration.  Some of his accomplishments included the inititation of Community Policing in Dade County, Florida, and obtaining a conviction in a 25 year old homicide case.

 

Chief Gentile is married to former Wyoming State Legislator, Elisabeth Gentile, who is an associate member of FOP Lodge 41. 

 

You may contact Chief Gentile at zgentile@shelbyfop.com

Lodge Vice President

Timothy Alexander

Tim is a Shelby county native, Montevallo to be precise. He has always had an affinity for the law enforcement profession. Tim joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post as a teenager. As an Explorer Tim earned the Explorers’ Jeff Leduff Award for overall excellence at a regional conference in Gulfport, Mississippi. After graduating from Montevallo High School in 1996 he began his first job in his law enforcement career as a dispatcher for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Tim furthered his career in law enforcement by becoming a Corrections Officer and Deputy Sheriff with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure as a Deputy, Tim was assigned to the Patrol Division as well as the Criminal Investigations Division. In addition to his normal duties Tim continued his work with the Shelby County Law Enforcement Post as an Advisor as well as a member of the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Unit.

While serving the citizens of Shelby County as an Investigator for the Sheriff’s Office, the opportunity presented itself to Tim to return to his roots and serve the city which he grew up in. Tim left the Sheriff’s Office and began working for the Montevallo, Alabama Police Department. Tim served as a Patrolman, and an Investigator assigned to the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) taskforce. Tim rose through the ranks of the department achieving the rank of Captain. As Captain he was assigned as the law enforcement liaison for the City of Montevallo and the newly created Compact 2020 task force. Tim was awarded the City of Montevallo Hometown Hero award in 2013, Montevallo Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2015 and the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce’s Civic Leader of the Year in 2017.  

In May of 2018, Tim was named as the Chief of Police for the University of Montevallo where he currently serves.

Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Tim is also a graduate of Leadership Shelby County 2016.

In addition to his various law enforcement positions, Tim has been highly active in the community including serving as a board member for Shelby Emergency Assistance, located in Montevallo. He serves on the Southeastern Law Enforcement Advisors Association and as the current president of the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association.

Secretary/Treasurer

Ryan Shivers

Ryan has been a member of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office since January of 2003. Ryan started his law enforcement career as a reserve with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and was hired to a full time position in September 2004. He has been an active member of the Lodge since 2005.

 

Ryan is currently assigned to the Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office as one of eight City of Chelsea contract cars and also serves or has served as an:

 

  • FBI certified Crisis Negotiator
  • FBI certified Instructor
  • Certified Field Training Officer
  • Member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard
  • School Resource Officer
  • Peer Support Team Member

 

Ryan received a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2007 and his Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice from Liberty University in August 2014.

 

Ryan served as the chairperson for the Annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament, which the Lodge hosted every year for 14 years. Under his direction the Tournament raised record funds that were donated to the Owens House as well as Easter Seals of Alabama.

 

Ryan has also served the Lodge in the capacity of Second Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and was re-elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer in 2018.

 

Ryan and his family live in Shelby County and are proud members of Lakeside Baptist Church.

 

You may contact Ryan at rshivers@shelbyfop.com

Second Vice President

Kevin Brand

Bio coming soon...

Chaplain

Jack Brakefield

Bio coming soon...

Sergeant-at-Arms

Jim Barnes

Bio coming soon...

State Trustee

Clay Hammac

Clay Hammac is currently a Lieutenant with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, where he has served since 2004. Prior to beginning his service with Shelby County, Clay was employed as a Financial Statement Accountant with a Fortune 500 Company where he specialized in Budget Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, and Cost Accounting.

 

Clay's previous assignment with the Sheriff's Office was that of a Narcotics Commander, Criminal Investigator, during which time he specialized in investigating Major Crimes, to include Electronic and White Collar Crimes. During his time as a Criminal Investigator, Clay testified before the US Congressional Committee on Financial Services as an expert witness focusing on Law Enforcement's response to cyber-crime.

 

In addition to having served as a Criminal Investigator and Narcotics Commander, Clay is also an

 

  • FBI certified Crisis Negotiator
  • Secret Service trained Forensic Examiner
  • Member of the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • FBI certified Instructor
  • Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the International Association of Crime Analysts
  • Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
  • Member of the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard
  • Coordinator for the Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Team

 

Clay has also been awarded the Lifesaving medal, two commendations for Meritorious Service, and Officer of the Year.

 

Clay received a B.S.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Portfolio Management from the University of South Alabama, where he served as the Student Body President. In 2006, Clay received a Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Regis University. Clay has since begun his post-graduate education.

 

Clay has been a member of Lodge 41 since 2007 and was elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer in 2009. In 2012, Clay was elected Lodge President and served as the State Conference Comitte Chairman in 2013 when the Shelby County Lodge, under his leadership, hosted the 66th Annual Alabama State Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police.

 

Clay and his family live in the city of Pelham and attend Westwood Baptist church, where Clay served on the church's Executive Council and leads a small group ministry. Clay and his wife have three children and are also licensed Foster Parents.



You may contact Clay at chammac@shelbyso.com

Parliamentarian

David Morrow

David Morrow began his career in Law Enforcement in 1998 in the Correction's Division of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. David remained with the Sheriff's Office until 2003, when he was hired with Columbiana Police Department. David was a Police Officer in Columbiana until 2005, when he rejoined the Shelby County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff and has been serving at the Sheriff's Office since.

In 2013, David was awarded the Medal of Valor for successfully negotiating with an armed gunman that entered a local school and held students at gunpoint. 

 

David currently serves the Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Officer (SRO) working in the Chelsea School System. Prior to his assignment as an SRO, David served in the Patrol and Civil Divisions.

 

David has two great kids and resides in Pelham.  

 

David's involvement with Lodge 41 began in 2006.  He faithfully served as Chaplain from 2007 to 2014 until he was elected Lodge President.
 

David has been in Ministry since 1984, serving as a Youth Director, Evangelist, Music Minister and Pastor. He is currently an Ordained Minister with the Church Of God.

 

You may contact David at dmorrow@shelbyfop.com

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