Alabama and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute and the Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Course.
Chief Roper has over 30 years experience in the Army Reserves where he serves as a Brigadier General. He is currently the Brigade Commander of the 415th Chemical
Brigade in Greenville, South Carolina. He deployed during Operation Desert Shield and again during Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as the military
spokesperson for all U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He has completed several military leadership courses with honors. He is the recipient of numerous
military awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the General Douglas McArthur Leadership Award, which is given annually
to the top U.S. Army Officers in the nation.
Chief Roper is a licensed and ordained minister serving at Faith Chapel Christian Center in Birmingham. He serves as an Adjunct Professor for Bethel University’s College of Criminal
Justice and is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and numerous other professional development associations and community organizations.
He also serves on the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee. He and Edith, his beautiful wife of 27 years are the
proud parents of two lovely daughters, Krystle and Amber.