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Precinct 2

(251) 208-1200 ·

5441 Hwy 90 Suite 25 Mobile, AL 36619

CAPTAINMatthew James

Welcome to the Second Precinct

The Second Precinct is commanded by Captain Matthew M. James.

The precinct is located at 5441 Highway 90 Suite 25. Our area of responsibility is from I-65 and Airport Blvd, west to the Dawes Community, and south to Irvington.

In 2021, the population for this area was approximately 77,000 residents with 45,363 calls for service.


Captain Matthew James is a 19-year veteran of the Mobile Police Department. He is a native of the Mobile area, having grown up in Saraland and lived in the area all his life.

Captain James began his career in 2003 as a patrol officer assigned to the Second Precinct. In 2011, he returned to the Second Precinct as the General Investigations Detail Supervisor. Assigned here for the third time in 2022, he now serves as the Precinct Commander. 

During his career, Captain James has worked in Field Operations as a patrol officer, as an investigator assigned to investigate property crimes, as a field supervisor in the Central Precinct, and as a supervisor in various roles in the Criminal Investigations Section. Most recently, he was the commander of the Special Victims Unit.

Captain James has received several awards and recognitions throughout his career. Those include three Excellent Police Duty Awards, a Chief’s Unit Award, and a Chief’s Commendation. Captain James also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.

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