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Mission Statement

The mission of Cullman County Animal Control is to provide a timely and effective response to animal situations within Cullman County. To insure the safety of all citizens and animal populations through consistent enforcement of Federal, State and Local laws relating to the humane treatment and control of animals. To bring to justice all individuals who have committed crimes against animals and/or animal laws.


The Staff

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Captain Tim McKoy, Director

Captain Tim McKoy is a native of Cullman County, Alabama. He started his law enforcement career in the late 1980's and now has 25 years of experience in the Animal Control field.

Captain McKoy graduated from the Academy at Vanderbilt, Tennessess in 1993. In August of 1994, he completed a course from the Animal Control Association (ACA) in Tennessee which included studies in:

  • Child and Animal Abuse
  • Blood Sport
  • Dog Fighting Investigation
  • Specialized Cruelty Investigation
  • Satanism and Santeria
  • Animal Collectors

Captain McKoy has taken and completed many courses in:

  • Wildlife Rescue Techniques
  • Animal Behavioral courses
  • Disease Control
  • Zoonoses
  • Animal Agroterrorism

In 2008, Captain McKoy received the Alabama Control Association Lifetime Acheivement Award for the years of service that he has given to his community. Captain McKoy became a member of the Alabama State Agricultural Response team (SARTS) in 2010. SARTS is part of a Homeland Security team.

Captain McKoy contiues to study new ways to improve his department and help his community.

Sergent Chris Westmoreland

Sergent Chris Westmoreland started his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Cullman County Sheriff's Office, where he worked as a Detention Deputy. From 2006 until 2010, Sergent Westmoreland was with the Hanceville Police Department working as a dispatcher. In 2009, Sergent Westmoreland was assigned to Animal Control, as well as, Code Enforcement and Dispatcher Supervisor.

During 2010, Sergent Westmoreland was offered the opportunity to come to Cullman County Animal Control. He graduated from the academy in August of 2010 to become nationally certified. Sergent Westmoreland received training in combating dog fighting and investigating animal abuse, followed by 40 hours of investigative training in Kansas City, Missouri, and 40 hours of basic criminal investigation from the Texas Forensic Science Academy.

Sergent Westmoreland became a member of the State Agricultural Response Team (SART) in June of 2012.

Officer Cameron Berryhill

Officer Cameron Berryhill is a Cullman county native. He started his law enforcement career with in 2010 with the Cullman County Sheriff Department as a detention deputy. In 2012 Officer Berryhill was promoted to Detention Sergeant. In February of 2017 he was given the opportunity to join the Animal Control Department. He is currently waiting to attend National Animal Cruelty Investigations School in Missouri. Officer Berryhill enjoys serving his community.