On Monday, May 8, 2023, the City Manager and City Commission named Brannen Pruette as the new Chief of the Douglas Police Department. Since September 2010, Chief Pruette has served as Deputy Chief of the Douglas Police Department.
“I am happy to announce Mr. Brannen Pruette as our new Police Chief” stated City Manager Charles Davis. “Chief Pruette has served in every role of an officer from patrol to Deputy Chief. During his Deputy Chief period, he exhibited solid leadership skills. I am looking forward to working with Chief Pruette and welcome him to that role.”
Pruette has served in many roles during his 27-year Law Enforcement career. During his career, he has served in the capacity of a jailer, patrol officer, K-9 handler, tactical team member, investigator, patrol supervisor, administrator, and a member of the management team in the capacity of Division Commander in the areas of Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Administrative Services and Office of Professional Standards and Training and Deputy Chief of a department. He has the distinct pleasure of having been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2006 in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Ernie Fletcher. He is an active member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. He has his Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Managerial Certifications with Georgia P.O.S.T. Council and completed the Chiefs’ Executive Training in August of 2009.
He is married to Pamela Pruette and has three step-children, Marie Frasier, Bennett DeMersseman, and Sarah Smith.
Pruette will assume the role of Chief immediately.