Officer Austin Collier is the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Year. In 2018, Collier responded to 994 calls for service, backed on 643 complaints and made 60 felony and 214 misdemeanor arrests. He issued 217 traffic citations and patrolled a total of 18,201 miles.
Collier joined the force March 2016 and works patrol in the Fourth Precinct. Known as a natural leader, he understands how to effectively perform his job while treating the citizens of Mobile with the upmost respect.
Fellow officers describe him as the officer who can “sniff out the bad guy.” There is not one particular incident that sets him apart, but rather the consistency of performing a superior job on a daily basis. The article "Real Stories of Everyday Patrol" tells how Collier earned the Officer of the Year award.