Jordan named chief of Brewton Police

Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A Tuesday announcement by City of Brewton officials has a new leader in place for the Brewton Police Department.
Lt. Matt Jordan has been appointed Brewton Police Chief following the retirement of former Chief Randy Nicholson, who ended his 36 years of service upon his retirement last month.
“Matt has spent nearly a decade in the department in multiple roles and demonstrated outstanding leadership,” said Mayor Yank Lovelace. “I have no doubt the department will continue to strive for excellence in all things with Chief Jordan at the helm.”
Jordan began his career at the Brewton Police Department as a shift patrol officer in 2014, worked as an investigator in the Narcotics Division, and as a member of the BPD Special Response Team. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017, and to lieutenant in 2019. As lieutenant, he supervised the patrol division, investigations division and administrative division.
“I am incredibly honored and thankful to the mayor and council for bestowing their trust in me to lead this department of dedicated officers,” Jordan said. “My goals are to continue to build relationships with our community, and continue to strive to make a positive difference in everyone’s life who calls this home. I want to work to improve the lives of our officers and employees both on the job and their personal lives. We serve a wonderful community and I will be asking for their involvement to help raise money for the causes we all believe in here.”
Jordan said popular events like the softball tournament, Shop With a Cop, fishing rodeos and more will continue.
Jordan graduated from T.R. Miller High in 2006, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a BA in Criminal Justice. He attended the Alabama Police Academy in Selma, Alabama in 2012. He received the FBILEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award in 2023, and was trained at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2021.
Jordan worked at the Escambia County District Attorney’s Office from 2010 to 2012, Alabama Pardons and Parole 2012 to 2014.
“I grew up in Brewton, and I love this town,” Jordan said. “I plan to end my career many years from now still serving this community any way I can.”