Chief Brannen Pruette has served with the Douglas Police Department as Deputy Chief since September 10, 2010 and was appointed as the new Police Chief on May 8, 2023. He also served as interim police chief of the Douglas Police Department from May 2018 until March 1, 2019. He has been certified as a law enforcement officer for 27 years.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Waldorf College. He is a graduate of the 116th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, in Kentucky. He is a graduate of the Professional Management Program from Columbus State University. He graduated from Columbus State Universities Master Degree Program with a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration and is a graduate of the Georgia Command College at Columbus State University.

He has the distinct pleasure of having been commissioned a Kentucky Colonial 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 is married to Pamela Pruette, who has been a Special Education Teacher for the past 29 years. He has three step children. Marie, who is married to Paul Frasier and they live in Tallahassee Florida. Marie is attending Florida State Universities PhD Program. Bennett DeMersseman, who is a student at Valdosta State University. Sarah Smith, who will be a Junior at Lowndes High School in the upcoming school year and a member of the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgeman Auxiliary.