Lieutenant (LT) Matthew Nicosia was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide). In 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University, Cum Laude. Lieutenant Nicosia has over 19 years in law enforcement with the Birmingham Police Department and 21 years military law enforcement with the Army Reserve as a Non-Commission Officer and a Chief Warrant Officer Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Command, traditionally recognized as Army C.I.D.
Lieutenant Nicosia began training at the Birmingham Police Department May 22, 2000. He has worked a number of assignments, starting as a patrol officer at East Precinct, evening shift. Lieutenant Nicosia received training as a traffic homicide investigator and crisis negotiator during his time on patrol. He was later transferred to the detective bureau in the Financial Crimes Unit and also investigated arsons. He assisted in investigations with the Burglary Unit, when there was a need, during this time period. Lieutenant Nicosia was promoted to sergeant, while in the detective bureau, and was reassigned to West Precinct, as an Evening Shift sergeant. After several years, Lieutenant Nicosia was reassigned to Internal Affairs Division (I.A.D.) as an investigator and polygraph examiner. After a few years in I.A.D., he was reassigned to South Precinct, as a Day Shift sergeant.
In 2019, Lieutenant Nicosia was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to Crimes Against Property Detective Bureau. Currently, Lieutenant Nicosia serves as the East Morning Shift Commander. Lieutenant Nicosia, in his spare time, rides Harley’s with his wife Shay and does a number of charity rides with the Harley Owners’ Group (HOG) from the Pelham, Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson dealership.