Congratulations on your retirement!
David Mitchell, a founding member and past president of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.), is retiring after a remarkable 35-year career in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). His journey began in 1990 as a Correctional Officer, followed by various leadership roles, including Deputy Superintendent and Director of Probation and Parole for the Central Region. David's impact extends globally, having spoken internationally on Minority Law Enforcement Associations' role in
Police/Community Relations. He earned numerous accolades, including awards for excellence in complaint resolution from
the Ontario Ombudsman, Criminal Justice from the Government of Jamaica, and Security Threat Group Management from the Ministry of Community Safety. He also received the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement President’s Award and the African Canadian Achievement Award for Law. David was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Harry Jerome Awards in 2022!
His contributions also reach the academic and social sectors, serving on the boards of institutions like the International
Social Justice Institute and chairing the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Board. In 2016, David became the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Youth Justice Services
David Mitchell's retirement is a celebration of a distinguished career marked by leadership, advocacy, and a commitment to
positive changes in workplaces.