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Officer Jeff Mitchell

Officer Jeff Mitchell

Officer Mitchell attended the St. Charles County Police Academy in 1992.  He began his law enforcement career at Malden Police Dept. in 1993.  During his time there, he conducted a wide variety of investigations, especially drug investigations.  He worked closely with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bootheel Drug Task Force.  Officer Mitchell was a K-9 officer for several years.  He was on the Special Service Unit and their Bike Patrol Unit.

In 1996, he became a member of the Dunklin County Major Case Squad and is currently a member of the Stoddard County Major Case Squad.  Officer Mitchell held the rank of Sergeant for eight years.  He is a firearms instructor and Taser instructor.  In the past, he has taught courses on field interviews - stop and approach, felony car stops, and basic firearms survival.  He also attended ASU and Three Rivers Community College.

Officer Mitchell joined the Dexter Police Department in 2001.  He currently is assigned to the patrol division and is a member of the Dexter Special Response Team and one of the Department Snipers.


  • Death Scene Investigation & Evidence Preservation
  • Basic Evidence & Evidence Class II
  • FBI Officer Survival Course
  • Interview & Interrogation & Non Verbal Behavior
  • K-9 Officer Training
  • Drug Trends of the 1990’s
  • Developing and Handling Informants
  • FBI Firearms Instructor Course
  • Practical Homicide Investigation
  • Defensive Tactics & Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
  • Chapman Academy – Advanced Defensive Shooting Cours
  • Verbal Judo
  • Critical Actions For The Patrol Officer
  • Tactical Communications
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Advanced Taser Instructor
  • Standard Field Sobriety
  • The Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol- First Line Supervision
  • Tactical Officer S.W.A.T.
  • Tactical Operations Level 1 Basic S.W.A.T.
  • First Responder Program
  • Atypical, Felony, Extraction, Design & Debate, Critque - Vehicle Stop Courses
  • Sniper Observer Course

"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied." - Alexander The Great's Chief Physician

"A person who is trained to consider his actions, to undertake them deliberately, is in so far forth disciplined. Add to this ability a power to endure in an intelligently chosen course in the face of distraction, confusion, and difficulty, and you have the essence of discipline."  - John Dewey

Sniper Course
Officer Mitchell and Sgt. Sanders at the Sniper Observer Course in 2008. Officer Mitchell and Sgt. Sanders are the Department Snipers


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