[Photograph of Department Secretary] DAVID B. MITCHELL, Secretary of State Police

Secretary of State Police since 1995.

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

Co-Chair, Task Force on Law Enforcement, 1995-96. Chair, Police Training Commission, 1995-; Handgun Roster Board, 1995-. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-; Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence, 1995-98; Family Violence Council, 1995-; State Information Technology Board, 1995-; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1995-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 1995-; Board of Trustees for State Retirement and Pension System, 1995-; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 1995-97 (chair, 1997-); 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-. Chair, Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999. Member, Statewide 800-Megahertz Communications System Oversight Committee, 1999; Governor's Year-2000 Readiness Task Force, 1999-2000; State Child Fatality Review Team, 1999-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-.

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; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1997. Graduated from Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 1988; National Executive Institute, 1991. Vice-Chair, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, 1997-. 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.

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