Dr. Kathleen Mitchell is a law enforcement leadership professional with extensive experience in various leadership, enforcement, and investigative positions for local, state, and federal agencies. Dr. Mitchell began her 35 year law enforcement career working for county and local police departments in Broward County, FL and Loveland, CO.
Kathleen worked in many law enforcement capacities which include officer, front line supervisor, and investigator. She was the first female officer promoted to supervisor for the Loveland Police Department. She retired as an FBI executive manager at FBI Headquarters and served as a field office Supervisory Special Agent. As Chief of Investigative Training at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia she supervised New Agents Training, Leadership Development, and Faculty/Instructor Development. She was an executive Educational Advisor for the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA) providing education and training guidance to executives and staff responsible for training DoD and the Intelligence Community advanced counterintelligence. Dr. Mitchell became an accreditation expert achieving state and national accreditation for local police departments, the FBI Academy and the JCITA. Dr. Mitchell earned a doctorate degree with honors in Adult Education from Walden University. For her doctorate, she specialized in emotional intelligence in her research of FBI New Agent Trainees. She also is a graduate in Leadership Studies from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Based on her reputation and accomplishments, she was asked to create a Faculty/Instructor Development Program for INTERPOL, Lyon, France.