DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE

SECRETARIES

FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, David B. Mitchell, Maryland Secretary of State Police] COL. DAVID B. MITCHELL
Secretary of State Police, 1995-2003

Secretary of State Police, 1995 to January 15, 2003.

Co-Chair, Task Force on Law Enforcement, 1995-96. Chair, Police Training Commission, 1995-2003; Handgun Roster Board, 1995-2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-2003; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-2003. Chair, Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Forensic Sciences Task Force, 2000-01; Cease Fire Council, 2000-03; Anti-Terrorism Work Group, 2001-02.


Member, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 1995-97 (chair, 1997-2003); Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence, 1995-98; Family Violence Council, 1995-2003; State Information Technology Board, 1995-2003; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1995-2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-2003; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 1995-2003. Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 1995-2003. Member, Task Force to Study Motor Vehicle Liens, Regulation of Towing Practices, and the Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles, 1997; Maryland Advisory Council on Mental Hygiene, 1997-2000; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-2001; Statewide 800-Megahertz Communications System Oversight Committee, 1999; Governor's Year-2000 Readiness Task Force, 1999-2000; State Child Fatality Review Team, 1999-2003; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2003; Maryland Security Council, 2002-03. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2002-04.

Delaware Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, June 2004 to January 2009.

Member, State Advisory for Juvenile Services, 2009-10. Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010-. Member, State Law Enforcement Coordinating Council, 2012-.

Chief of Police, Prince George's County, 1990-95 (began career with county police force in 1971).

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1950. University of Maryland University College, B.S. (management & technology), 1981; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (public policy), 1986. Graduated from Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 1988; National Executive Institute, 1991. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1997. Admitted to Maryland Bar; District of Columbia Bar. Chair, United Way Regional Campaign, Prince George's County, 1993. President, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, 1998-99 (vice-chair, 1997-98). Board of Directors, Special Olympics - Maryland. Adjunct Professor, Division of Public Safety Leadership, The Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland University College. Author, "Contemporary Police Practices in Domestic Violence Cases: Arresting the Abuser - Is It Enough?," in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, vol. 83, no.1 (1992). Community Service Award, Human Relations Commission, 1992. President's Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1993. Distinguished Service Award, National Governor's Association, 1996. Officer of the Month, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 1998. Married; three children.

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