Aultman pulls ordinance duty

Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Demopolis Police Department has stepped into new territory with the hiring of Steven Aultman as its Ordinance Enforcement Officer.

“Demopolis has never had an ordinance enforcement officer or a police officer serve as the animal control officer,” DPD Chief Tommie Reese said of the department’s new venture.

The position is being undertaken by Steven Aultman, a veteran officer familiar with Marengo County. Aultman served with the Linden Police Department from 2006 to 2010 before taking the chief position with Thomaston’s police force.

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“It is something different every day,” Aultman said of his new position. “There are more opportunities. The area is larger. It is not the same couple of streets.”

Aultman’s position will include everything from property ordinances to animal control.

“He is the animal control officer first and ordinance control officer,” Reese said. “He is able to go out and check on complaints. It could be animal cruelty or dogs at large. He can write citations or make an arrest.”

Aultman also provides backup to his fellow DPD officers by responding to calls when needed. Last week, he served as part of the team that the DPD sent to Tuscaloosa to assist in the wake of an devastating tornado outbreak.