Lieutenant Curtis Mitchell, Jr. is serving as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Police since June of 2018. The Assistant Chief’s Office is responsible for Administrative Operations Bureau and Support Services. The Bureau consist of Professional Standards Division of the department, Payroll, Hiring, Accreditation, Training, Technology, Budget, Inspections, Grants, Records, Report review, Property Room and Communications. The Support Operations Bureau is comprised of specialized units: Detention, Community Service Division, Latent Print Unit, Records/ Data Entry and Property, Crime Scene Unit and Firearms & Tool Mark.
Lieutenant Mitchell assist in administering the Department’s Accreditation Standards and Procedures. The Administrative Operations Bureau is also responsible for overseeing the Recruiting/Hiring Unit. In addition this unit oversees Personnel/Payroll, who process and maintain the Police Department personnel files, payroll and attendance records that include holiday, vacation, sick, and overtime pay. The Technology & Research Unit is tasked with keeping the Birmingham Police Department abreast of the latest technology which assists our efforts to fight crime. The Unit does this by providing planning, research and evaluation of new methods, procedures and developments in law enforcement. This unit provides systems support and security to critical law enforcement data via the Alabama Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) liaison as well as overall crime analysis derived from local data. The Training Section is comprised of the Birmingham Police Academy, the Police Firing Range, and the Career Development Unit. The Birmingham Police Academy provides an intensive training program for both departmental law enforcement personnel and new recruits. The Firing Range has five Firearm Instructors who provide training to officers in utilizing standard issue firearms, shotguns and rifles as well as simulated real-time events via a Firearms Training Simulator. The Budget Unit manages and oversees the Department’s overall budget and financial records. The Grants Office is responsible for identifying, obtaining and administering alternative sources of funding for new equipment, technology, community and school-based programs. The Inspection Unit is comprised of Police Distribution, Taxi Cab Licensing Fleet Management, the Information Desk, and Building Maintenance. The Inspections Unit receives, manages, controls, and issues all Departmental equipment, vehicles, uniforms, weapons, radios and physical facilities.
Lieutenant Mitchell is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Birmingham Police Department. He started his career in 1983, and has served as a patrolman in all four precincts, a Homicide detective, a sergeant in three precincts and Robbery Unit, a commander at West Precinct Evening Shift, and commander of the Robbery Unit. He is also a member of the Alabama Army National Guard of 38 years of service where he holds the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Lieutenant Mitchell has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Al Lt. Mitchell has received numerous awards for service over his career with Birmingham Police Department. He was the recipient of 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.
Lieutenant 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.