Captain Julie J. Quigley-Vining

Captain Quigley-Vining has served with the Birmingham Police Department for over 25 years. She started her career at South Precinct as a patrol officer in 1998. She also worked with the South Precinct Task Force investigating drug and property crimes before becoming a detective.

In 2000, she became a detective in the Investigative Bureau with the Vice-Narcotics Unit, where she was assigned to investigate narcotics and prostitution operations. During her tenure in Vice/Narcotics, she had multiple assignments, including working on covert operations while assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigations “Innocent Images” Task Force on Child Exploitation. She was also a member of the entry team with special training in dynamic entries and diversionary devices.

In 2008, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. She was assigned to the Field Operations Bureau at West Precinct, where she supervised the High Intensity Community Oriented Policing Program (H.I.C.O.P.P.) officers assigned to the Birmingham Housing Authority.

Captain Quigley-Vining returned to the Investigative Bureau, where she was assigned to the Auto Theft Unit as a Detective Sergeant. In this assignment, she started the first “Bait Car” program for the Birmingham Police Department and was featured on multiple “Tru T.V.” episodes filmed in Birmingham. Incorporating this program helped decrease vehicle thefts in the city by 30%, resulting in a substantial decline during her five-year assignment between 2009-2013.

In 2013, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Field Operations Bureau. She served at West Precinct and then East Precinct as a shift commander until 2017. In 2017, she was assigned to the Administrative Bureau as the commander of Accreditation, Payroll, Property Room, and Records.

In 2019, Captain Quigley-Vining was promoted and assigned as the Commander of East Precinct. She currently serves on Birmingham Chief of Police Scott Thurmond’s Command staff under the direction of Deputy Chief Onree Pruitt in the Patrol Bureau.

Captain Quigley-Vining earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1, FBI-LEEDA, M.C.J.E.A., I.A.C.P., and NOBLE.