Meet Mitch

Mitch shares his background and vision for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office


Born in Gainesville, GA and raised in Buford GA, he attended and graduated from Buford High School in 1989. After attending Middle Georgia College on a baseball scholarship, he immediately entered law enforcement with Hall County Sheriff’s office in 1991 continuing his family’s legacy as a fourth-generation public safety officer. His father was a USAF disabled veteran, and his mother is retired from her career at Mars Wrigley Company.

During his 20-plus year tenure with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, he began as a jailer before attending the Police Academy in Athens GA. After graduation, he held several positions of increasing responsibility. He transferred to the warrant division and then the patrol division. While in the patrol division, he was one of the founding members of the Domestic Violence Units. He also served on the SWAT team for 14 years. His promotions on patrol started as Corporal, Sergeant and Special Operations Sergeant. Mitch eventually worked his way up to a Watch Commander with the rank of Lieutenant in the Patrol Division.

Now, Mitch is a certified law enforcement instructor and continues to be a lifelong learner completing various leadership development courses through the John Maxwell Institute and others.

Mitch is married to the love of his life, Patti, and he has 4 step-children and 4 step-grandchildren. His grandchildren attend Hall County Public Schools and enjoy playing sports and extracurricular activities.

Personal Campaign Statement

Integrity and Trust

First, my campaign’s platform is based on integrity and trust. The sheriff is employed by the people of Hall County and must be visible and involved in the community as well as his agency.

Spending time with citizens, businesses, and most of all employees is critical to understand the strengths and struggles in our community, schools, and department. The Sheriff must also be open-minded, approachable, and diligent in setting a positive example for everyone.

Loyalty and Respect

Second, loyalty and respect must be earned, and respecting the person behind the Sheriff title is a true mark of great leadership. One of the best ways to fulfill this role is by having strong Christ-led values with an emphasis on faith and family. Respecting and cooperating with everyone regardless of age, gender, race, political beliefs, religious beliefs, or economic status also builds trust and confidence.

Proactive Focus

Third, my proactive focus on the current and future needs of our community is critical. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has a unique opportunity to be a positive, inspiring influence with individuals, businesses, churches, and schools as our county continues to grow. It would be my honor to serve as your next Sheriff, so please vote for me in this year’s election.

Mitch takes this sheriff’s oath to heart as he seeks election to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office:

“I do swear that I will faithfully execute all writs, warrants, precepts, and processes directed to me as sheriff of this county, or which are directed to all sheriffs of this state, or to any other sheriff specially, which I can lawfully execute, and true returns make, and in all things well and truly, without malice or partiality, perform the duties of the office of sheriff of County, during my continuance therein, and take only my lawful fees. So help me God.”


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