APD promotes newest sergeant

ASHEVILLE – The Asheville Police Department on Friday celebrated the promotion of Scott C. Pruett to the rank of sergeant.

Pruett has served at APD since 1992. He had previously been a member of the high-profile Traffic Safety Unit, where he eventually led as acting sergeant for several months before assuming acting supervisor duties in the Patrol Division.  He is also a member of the department’s Motorcycle Unit.

Pruett will now supervise a team of day-shift officers in West Asheville.

Interim Chief Wade Wood said he was honored to promote Pruett, with whom he has worked since their early days at APD.

“I wish you the best,” Wood said.

Pruett said he was very moved by the turnout of people to share in his promotion – among them family, co-workers and colleagues from other agencies.

“I am grateful to each and every one of you,” he said.