East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes announced that Detective Nicole Mitchell is now serving as the new school resource officer at East Lansing High School.

Mitchell has served with the East Lansing Police Department for six years. She is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and, prior to attending college, she participated in the department’s Police Explorer Post as a high school student. 

In her new role, Mitchell will spend the majority of her time serving as a liaison between police department and the high school, and she will be on-site at the school to ensure safety and security. As a part of the police department’s Detective Bureau, Mitchell will also be responsible for all criminal investigations involving juveniles and will be trained to serve as a juvenile forensic interviewer for the department. 

“We have the utmost confidence in Detective Mitchell and know she will do a tremendous job in this important new role,” said Sparkes. “This position allows us to continue to maintain a strong partnership with East Lansing High School and ensure that the students attending school there are in a safe and secure environment.”


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