Officer Todd Mitchell served the citizens of Erlanger for over 20 years. He was hired by Chief Greg Sandel in 1998 and attended the police academy in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Todd served in many capacities during his 20+ years of service. In 2003, Todd was assigned as a field training officer. This was the start of his influence and leadership within the department. Many junior officers looked up to his guidance and experience. Todd was also part of the bike patrol division and served as a member of the Erlanger Police Honor Guard. 

One of his strongest qualities was his ability to show his caring and compassion on calls and with his fellow officers and friends. Officer Mitchell could always be counted on to provide advice and guidance or just listen! 

His informal leadership was valuable to his entire team. He took an active role in being a trusted and reliable resource to all the officers on his team. 

Todd also served as a task force officer and was assigned to the FBI Safe Streets task force. Todd was involved in many federal investigations in and around Erlanger. 

Todd returned to road patrol for several years before his retirement in 2018. Todd was a trusted officer and friend to his colleagues. After retiring in 2018, he returned a few months later and worked again as a patrol officer for several more years before his final retirement from the City of Erlanger.  

Todd met his wife, Heather, while both were training in the police academy at the start of their careers. Todd’s wife also served 20 years in law enforcement. Todd and Heather have two beautiful daughters. Todd is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He has truly lived a life of service to others! Thank you for your services, Todd Mitchell. 

Bio written by Lt. Kimberly Klare, Erlanger Police Department