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Hoover police announce major changes in top leaders

By Alana Norris

And the department’s executive officer for the last 13 years, Jehad Al-Dakka, is leaving the Police Department to serve as the city’s director of special projects… Al-Dakka, who has overseen the day-to-day operations of the chief’s office, has been with the Hoover Police Department 18 years in total. Before that, he spent six years with the Birmingham Police Department and 11 years as a civil engineer. He obtained an engineering degree from the University of Alabama in 1986.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Posted on: May 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News