Lt Mitchell
Tonatte Mitchell
Community Outreach

Professional Summary 

Lieutenant Tonatte Mitchell began her career at the Charleston Police Department on January 26, 1996. During her tenure in law enforcement, Lt. Mitchell has worked in the following areas: Patrol Division, Team One (Downtown), and Team Four (West Ashley), as a patrol officer, team sergeant, and team investigator. Lt Mitchell was also an investigator and supervisor for the Vice Unit, an investigator in Internal Affairs, and a supervisor of the Recruitment and Retention Division. She is currently the commander of the Community Outreach Division.

Lt. Mitchell has served on the following boards: Chief’s Council, Career Enhancement Process Training Review Committee, Interview Board, Illumination Project, and the Recruitment Oral Board. Lt. Mitchell also served as an instructor for the Charleston Police Department, where she taught Fair and Impartial Police Training to department personnel and community leaders. Lt. Mitchell is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a faithful member of Emanuel AME Church (West Ashley).

Education/Advanced Training

She graduated from Burke High School, Charleston, SC, in June 1989. Lt. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Benedict College in May 1995 and her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in May 2000.