Former FBI Manager to Take Lead at Law Enforcement Academy

Jul 23, 2019 | Member News

Kathleen Mitchell, Ph.D., is the new director of the Front Range Community College (FRCC) Law Enforcement Academy. Mitchell served with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for more than 20 years in many roles, including Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and as an Executive Manager in the FBI’s Training and Development program.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Mitchell’s caliber on board with FRCC,” said Jean Runyon, vice president of the college’s Larimer Campus. “She has real-world expertise in investigations—and is also a highly esteemed educator. She will help us ensure that northern Colorado’s law enforcement trainees are well-prepared to protect and serve our communities.”

Mitchell is the recipient of the FBI Director’s Excellence in Leadership Award, the FBI Training Division’s Excellence in Curriculum Design Award, and the FBI Training Division’s Excellence in Collaboration Award. For her work with white-collar crime investigations, she was twice selected as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

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