Deputy Chief David H. Agee is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.  Deputy Chief Agee graduated from Ensley High School in 1981 and Alabama State University in 1985.  Deputy Chief Agee began his law enforcement career in 1986 with the Alabama department of Corrections and began working for the Birmingham Police department in 1988.  Deputy Chief Agee entered the Sheriff’s Academy in 1993 where he served as class president and future Sheriff Mark Pettway served as class chaplain.  As a young deputy he served on the Sheriff’s Honor Guard and was a member of the first Emergency Response Team.  In 1996 there was an inmate revolt on the floors of the Birmingham jail that housed violent inmates.  David Agee served as team leader of the ERT unit that restored order to those floors.  In 2001 Deputy Agee started a motivational program for troubled youth by collaborating with American Honda.  The program called NYPUM (National Youth Program Using Mini Bikes) ran for 21 years and ended during the pandemic.  Deputy Chief Agee has been a Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Homicide Detective and Jail Commander.  He currently serves as Public Information Officer and Commands the Criminal and School Resource Divisions.