Renee J. Mitchell is an expert in policing research with a professional background in law enforcement. As a 22‐year member of the Sacramento Police Department, she served in patrol, detectives, recruiting, schools, and the Regional Transit System. In 2009–2010, she was a Fulbright Police Research Fellow, studying juvenile gang violence at the London Metropolitan Police Service. She is the co‐founder of the American Society of Evidence‐Based Policing and serves on its executive committee.
Dr. Mitchell joined RTI in 2020 as a Senior Police Researcher.