Prior to joining the Cunningham Bounds team of investigators, Mr. Garside served our community for more than 17 years as a police officer. During his tenure with the Mobile Police Department, he gained valuable experience while working in the following areas: the Patrol Division, the Homicide Division, the Narcotics and Vice Unit, the Robbery Unit and the Traffic Accident Investigations Unit. Mr. Garside also received numerous awards and promotions, including attaining the rank of Lieutenant.
Mr. Garside earned an associate degree, summa cum laude, in Criminal Justice from Bishop State Community College. He received certification through the University of Alabama as an Investigator for the State of Alabama. He is a P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor in Death Investigations, and in Interview and Interrogations. When needed, Mr. Garside serves as an Instructor for the Mobile Police Department in the field of Search and Seizure.