Captain Cory Hardiman presides over the South Precinct.
South is the heart of the city’s shopping and nightlife. This includes the states finest malls,
restaurants, theaters, nightclubs, and bars. The Wildwood Centre, Palisades Shopping Center, Colonnade, the
Summit, and Brook Highland malls are major destinations. Lake Purdy, the Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor and
Highland golf courses, Vulcan Park, Sloss Furnace, City Zoo, and Botanical Gardens are all covered by the South
The South Precinct covers an area of approximately
46 square miles from Inverness to Loveman Village and from Oxmoor Valley to Kingston.
It borders the North, East, and West Precincts as well as the
cities of Homewood, Mt. Brook, Bessemer, and Hoover, and Jefferson and Shelby counties.
Interstates 20, 59, 65, and 459; and US Highways
31 and 280 traffic runs through the South Precinct.
The South Precinct has approximately 120 sworn and civilian employees. Included
are neighborhood beat officers and a Burglary Task Force and a UBEV/Robbery Task Force who collaborate with
the beat officers, the Detective Bureau, UAB and Homewood Police, ION Video, and CAP to prevent and solve crimes.
These officers compile intelligence, conduct surveillance, serve outstanding warrants, and follow up on
Part I Offenses. The South Precinct also has four HICOPP units who patrol the Loveman Village, Avondale,
Kingston, and Southtown public housing units.