Pelham mayor appoints interim police chief

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, June 25, 2019


PELHAM – Mayor Gary Waters has appointed Pat Cheatwood as interim police chief for the Pelham Police Department.

Interim Chief Cheatwood was hired by Pelham


PD in 2000. He achieved the rank of Sergeant in February 2007 and Lieutenant in 2015. He’s served as the administrative captain since February 2017.

He is a graduate of the 275th Session of the FBI National Academy. Participation is by invitation only, and officers are nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.

Cheatwood started his career as a police officer in Oxford, AL in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University.