Captain NaShonda G. Howard has 24 years and 10 months of Law Enforcement experience with the City of Birmingham Police Department. Captain Howard has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from Miles College School of Law, in May 2009. Captain Howard joined the Birmingham Police Department on November 28, 1994. After graduating from the Police Academy, she was assigned to the West Precinct as a Patrol Officer and a Detective in the White Collar Crime Unit. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June 2002 and assigned to South and West Precinct. In July 2009, she was assigned to the Internal Affairs Division as an investigator. Captain Howard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July 2011 and served as the Commander of the 911 Call Center. In August 2013, at the rank of Lieutenant, she was assigned and served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Support Services. As a Lieutenant, she served as the Interim Chief Jail Administrator of the Birmingham Detention Division from May 2015 to June 2016. On October 3, 2015, Captain Howard was promoted to the rank of Captain and continued to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief until October 2017 and then assigned as commander of Crimes against Property comprised of Burglary, Auto Theft, and Major Fraud. In addition, Captain Howard commanded the Internal Affairs Division and Special Victims Unit. Captain Howard retired from the Birmingham Police Department on September 13, 2019. Captain Howard is a FBI- LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) Trilogy Award recipient. Captain Howard joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and is presently commanding the Internal Affairs and Academy and Training Divisions.