Captain Mitchell is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Birmingham Police Department. He started his career in 1983, and has served as a patrolman in all four precincts, a Homicide detective, a sergeant in three precincts and Robbery Unit, a commander at West Precinct Evening Shift, and commander of the Robbery Unit. He is also a member of the Alabama Army National Guard of 38 years of service where he holds the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Captain Mitchell has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL. Captain Mitchell has received numerous awards for service over his career with Birmingham Police Department. He was the recipient of two Life Saving Awards, the Department’s Combat Star, Officer of the Month Award in September of 2006, and Officer of the Year in 2007.
The Tactical Operations Precinct (TOP) has an evolving Mission, but its immediate goal is to effectively respond to clustered and patterned crime or violent incidents that occur; conduct response operations; and respond to unique and unusual occurrences. The TOP is comprised of several platoons of specially trained personnel with varying capabilities and responsibilities. The platoons provide proactive Directed Patrols in support of the Community Safety Operations Center (CSOC); which will assist with the department’s overall crime fighting effectiveness. The platoons include the Crime Suppression Task Force, Canine Teams, Motor Scouts, Mounted Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Dignitary Protection, and Mobile Field Force Operations.