Montgomery Talks: A New Captain on the Beat

Capt. Sonia Pruitt Montgomery County Police Department

Capt. Sonia Pruitt, the first African-American woman to reach that rank, has the job of overseeing the force’s interactions with the community. She says she’s up to the job even though people of color have expressed their distrust of the county police. Pruitt talks about that and more on Montgomery Talks.

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Captain Pruitt was honored by the County Council recently for being the first African American woman to attain the rank of Captain in the police department.

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council


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Douglas Tallman

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