Lieutenant Joshua Osborne has served with the Birmingham Police Department for over 14 years. He began as a Patrol Officer at South Precinct before being accepted to the Precinct Task Force and then served as a Field Training Officer. After his time in Patrol, he moved to the Neighborhood Enforcement Team and then to the Criminal Intelligence Unit as a Detective. In February of 2018, Lieutenant Osborne was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and moved back to South Precinct, where he oversaw the Precinct Task Force. In May 2019, he moved to the City-Wide Task Force, part of an all-out effort to reduce crime. Upon completing this endeavor, Lieutenant Osborne was transferred to Tactical Operations, where he served as the Administrative Sergeant and as one of the SWAT supervisors. Upon his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, he served as the West Precinct Night Shift Commander. Lieutenant Osborne is currently the Tactical Operations Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Osborne graduated from Auburn University, where he obtained his Bachelors in Political Science with a minor in History. He also received his Master’s in National Security Studies from Troy University. During his career, Lieutenant Osborne has had the great fortune to attend and graduate from the FBI’s National Academy and the FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute. Lieutenant Osborne has received numerous commendations throughout his career, such as the Meritorious Unit Citation and the Police Star.