Warren is officer of the week

Published 1:19 am Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Officer Cody Warren began his career in law enforcement in 2005. He attended the police academy in Selma, and graduated in 2006. He started his career with the Opp Police Department. Officer Warren has worked with Opp Police Department, Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Florala Police Department, Covington County District Attorney’s Office and the Andalusia Police Department. In his previous work with Andalusia Police Department, he worked as K9 Officer with his partner, Klod. He had the title of sergeant and worked in criminal investigations.

Warren is shown with his K9 partner Klod, who was laid to rest in May. Courtesy photo

Warren is shown with his K9 partner Klod, who was laid to rest in May.
Courtesy photo

Officer Warren returned to Andalusia PD in 2016. He is currently working on “B” shift under the direction of Sgt. Roger Cender and Lt. Tim Stallworth.

Officer Warren and his wife, Breanna, have three children, Addison, Pacey and Tatum. They make their home in Andalusia.

He is a Red Level High School graduate and attended Troy University. He spends his free time watching the Alabama Crimson Tide, and volunteers as an assistant coach of the Mighty Mites in Andalusia Youth Football. He enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife and kids.

“I graduated and played sports for Red Level High School so I will always pull for the Tigers, but now support the Andalusia Bulldogs,” Officer Warren said. His favorite meal is crawfish and his favorite dessert is ice cream.
Officer Warren’s favorite shifts are day shifts but he enjoys working every day of the week and is grateful for every day that God gives him, he said. He says during day shift it gives him an opportunity to work more, meet more of the public and improve community policing efforts.
Officer Warren offered a few thoughts and words of encouragement to those seeking a career in law enforcement,

“Law Enforcement is a calling, not a regular job,” he said. “It takes patience and fortitude and a true ability to put others ahead of yourself. With so much criticism of today’s LE officers, it is becoming ever more demanding for officers to require that special trait that is needed.

“I chose law enforcement as a career in order to serve my community and give back to the people who can’t necessarily do for themselves. The old concept of the Sheep and Sheep Dog. I have always enjoyed being the sheep dog and protecting the flock. I always tell myself If I can make a difference in even one person’s life, I have been successful.”
His long term goals are to continue his career in law enforcement and go as far as God will allow. He hopes to be the best officer possible and provide a good life for his family.
“When Cody came back and inquired about a position after his work off shore ended, it wasn’t a hard sell,” Chief Paul Hudson said. “Experience, knowledge and a good attitude — you get all three in Officer Warren. His dedication to his faith, family, and career are what all chiefs want working in their department. I feel like I repeat myself each week but each of my officers do a great job and deserve the recognition that they receive for going above and beyond.”

**The photo used is an earlier photo of Officer Warren and his K9 Partner Klod who was laid to rest in May 2016**