Demetrie Mitchell was named DFPS Chief of Staff in February 2020. As Chief of Staff, Mitchell provides strategic direction on DFPS’s human trafficking work and oversees the Office of External Relations, Office of Consumer Relations, and the Workforce division. 

Mitchell joined DFPS in 2018 and previously served as the director of Special Investigations and Human Trafficking. Before joining DFPS, Mitchell served at the Travis County Sheriff’s Department as an investigator of major crimes including child abuse, family violence, and homicide. In his law enforcement career, Mitchell worked strategically and collaboratively with numerous state, federal, public and private entities to oversee criminal investigations, high-profile incidents and events, and to engage community partners to identify and prevent major crimes and human trafficking.