Captain Curtis Mitchell, Jr. is assigned to West Precinct. Captain Mitchell is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He has 40 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Birmingham Police Department. He started his career in 1983 and has served as a patrol officer in all four precincts, a Homicide detective, a sergeant in three precincts and Robbery Unit, the Security Services/ Records/Property Room Commander, a shift commander at the West Precinct Evening Shift, and commander of the Robbery Unit. He also was a member of the Alabama Army National Guard for 40 years of service, where he held the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Captain Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL. Captain Mitchell has received numerous awards for service over his career with the Birmingham Police Department. He received two Life Saving Awards, the Department’s Combat Star, Officer of the Month Award in September of 2006, and Officer of the Year in 2007.
Captain Mitchell is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ensley; W. M. Norwood is the pastor. He is married and the father of one daughter and five sons.