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David Mitchell, JD

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaOperations Management & Business Analytics

David B. Mitchell joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2016 as an adjunct instructor. Previously, he was superintendent of the Maryland State Police, as well as chief of police for the Prince George’s County Police Department. He was also a member of the Government Executive Institute at the University of Maryland. Mitchell received a JD degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an MA degree with a major in Public Policy from the University of Maryland. He has taught Crisis Management at Carey.


  • JD, Law, University of Maryland
  • MA, Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • BS, Management & Technology, University of Maryland
  • AA, Law Enforcement, Prince George's Community Collge


  • Crisis Management

Honors and distinctions

  • Presidents Award, Police Chief’s Association of Prince George’s County. (2014)
  • Alumnus of the Year, University of Maryland: School of Public Policy. (2006)
  • West Virginia’s Finest” Statue, West Virginia Troopers Association. (June 2003)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Federal Bar Association. (May 2003)
  • Free State Award of Excellence, AMVETS, Department of Maryland. (April 2003)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (1999)
  • Officer of the Month, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. (February 1998)
  • Distinguished Service to State Government Award, National Governor’s Association. (1996)
  • President’s Award, National Conference for Community Justice. (1993)
  • Community Service Award, Human Relations Commission. (1992)