Ms. Diane Hamm was born in Marion Junction, Alabama and attended Kent High School in Orville, Alabama. She loves the outdoors and considers herself a country girl at heart. She received a basketball scholarship and attended the University of Alabama Birmingham where she played for the Blazers.
Ms. Hamm started her career in Law Enforcement in 1988 with the Montgomery Police Department. In 1993, she was hired on at the Prattville Police Department as an undercover drug officer and was promoted through the ranks. In 2005, she made history by being the first black promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Prattville Police Department. She obtained the rank of Captain in 2010.
Hamm recently graduated from the National FBI Academy Session 262, a 2 ½ month long law enforcement academy. She is the first from the Prattville Police Department selected to attend. Hamm has served on the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition Board of Directors for many years and is always one of the first to step up to speak to our youth about the importance of good character when the opportunities arise.
Assistant Chief Hamm, although in a position of authority, shows consideration and personal concern for others through genteel behavior and softness of manners. Gentleness, firmness, personal concern for others, respectfulness, determination, responsible, and roll model are just some of the words used to describe our 2016 Woman of Character.
We are fortunate and honored to have her serving in our community as the Assistant Chief of Police with the Prattville Police Department. She works daily to ensure our community remains one of character.