Herman L. Hinton
Retired Deputy Chief of the Birmingham Police Department after thirty years of service. He held that position from 2008 until his retirement in 2013.  During his years of service, he commanded the Homicide Unit for more than eight years and commanded over 500 death investigations including the death of four Birmingham Police Officers in the line of duty. During the course of these investigations, he developed inextricable relationships with the Coroner’s office, the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, and other agencies within the state and across the country, leaving an indelible impression with colleagues and families of these victims while maintaining a homicide clearance rate above the national average. 

His first book, published in 2005 is entitled, “Life Is So Simple When We Choose To Love God’s Way.” In 2011 he also wrote chapter IV of “Inside the Minds,” Best Practices for Sexual Crime Investigations and Trials, published by Aspatore Publishing Company.  Aspatore Books are written exclusively for C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, and CMO) from the world’s most respected companies and law firms.

He also initiated the Birmingham Police Department’s Cold Case Unit and spearheaded the successful effort to bring “The First 48” to Birmingham.
He has a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Miles College, and is a devout Christian, currently resides in Birmingham, AL.