Lieutenant Michelle Pruitt is a 20 year veteran of the Birmingham Police Department. She was promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2018 and is currently assigned to East Precinct Evening Shift as a Patrol Lieutenant. Upon promotion to Sergeant in 2008, she held positions in the following areas: South Precinct (Morning Shift & Taskforces), Vice/Narcotics Unit (Highway Interdiction & Weed and Seed) Community Service Division (Community Policing and Revitalization), Business Compliance, West Precinct (Day Shift) and Community Service Division administratively responsible for; School Resource Officers, Police Explorers Program, Chaplaincy Program, College Internship Program, Ride-Along Program, and Volunteers in Police Services).
Throughout her career she has been instrumental in enhancing community partnership and was instrumental in improving the relationship between the police department and the citizens of Birmingham. She coordinated the Citizen’s Police Academy Program, Birmingham Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and the Citizen’s on Patrol Program. In 2017 she was instrumental in completing the Birmingham Police Department’s “Legacy Album”.
Lieutenant Michelle Pruitt is a native of Birmingham and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has completed the Jefferson County Personnel Board’s Leadership certificate program (360 Leader) and the City of Birmingham Supervisory/ Management certificate program. She has also completed Jefferson County Personnel Board, MPACT – Managers Preparing to Accomplish Change Today certificate program. She has also received numerous commendations and awards throughout her career.