Service recognition: 4 CPD officers recognized for years of service

Left to right are Officer Kelley Hubbard, Officer Hunter Potts, Officer Jonathan England and Officer Dustin Colburn. Each officer is pictured with Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Four officers with the Cullman Police Department (CPD) were presented with Years of Service Pins at a small ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Officer Kelley Hubbard, Officer Jonathan England, Officer Dustin Colburn and Officer Hunter Potts each received pins for 5 years of service.

Chief Kenny Culpepper, who made the presentations, said to his officers, “This is really putting a focus on how we do things because of COVID, and I know this is a bit unusual. I wish we could do it at a council meeting so that you could be before the mayor, council and everybody else by bringing your family up and doing it like we have done it.”

According to the CPD:

Hubbard began her career with the CPD Dec. 10, 2015. She has had the opportunity to work as a patrol officer as well as a member of the department’s Crime Suppression Unit. In 2018, she was named the Crime Suppression Unit Officer of the Year. She has completed numerous training courses including Alabama Narcotics Association courses.

Potts has been an officer with the CPD since Sept. 16, 2015. He has completed several training courses to include Internet Crime Investigation and Officer Safety Survival. He received a commendation for his assistance in response to a gunfire incident in 2017. He is currently assigned to the traffic unit.

Beginning his career with the CPD Sept. 17, 2015, England is currently assigned to the traffic unit after serving as a traffic officer on night shift. In 2017, he became a certified Traffic Homicide Investigator. He just recently completed the Advanced Traffic Homicide class and will soon become a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. He is also a certified Alabama Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement Officer and will soon become a certified Drone Operator. He is also a Field Training Officer and hopes to further train the officers at CPD in crash investigations.

Colburn began his career with the CPD Dec. 28, 2015. Since then, he has completed and/or been certified in numerous training courses. He has worked on day, night and mid-shifts and was assigned to the Crime Suppression Drug Unit once it was formed. In 2019 he was recognized as having the most felony arrests in the department.

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