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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).

Chair, Police Training Commission, 1995-; Handgun Roster Board, 1995-. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995- (co-chair, task force on law enforcement); Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence, 1995-; Governor's Executive Committee on Drunk and Drugged Drivers, 1995; State Information Technology Board, 1995-; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 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.

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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