Major Jenna Mitchell will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serve as Assistant Director of the Highway Patrol Division
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
– For Immediate Release –

Phoenix — On Saturday, July 6, 2019, 26-year Arizona Department of Public Safety veteran Major Jenna Mitchell will become one of the distinguished few to hold every position from officer trainee to Lieutenant Colonel, as she assumes command of the department’s highly visible uniformed Highway Patrol Division (HPD).


Major Jenna Mitchell began her career with the department in Casa Grande in 1993 and has since held civilian, officer, supervisory, managing and executive staff assignments within the Agency Support, Criminal Investigations and Highway Patrol Divisions. Major Mitchell is well-versed in daily AZDPS operations and is prepared to lead the HPD’s 750 professional staff and sworn employees statewide.


HPD provides law enforcement services throughout the state, assuring the safety and efficiency of the highway transportation system, providing support to local and county law enforcement agencies in addition to staffing the Capitol District in both Phoenix and Tucson. The division also provides services and enforcement for commercial motor vehicles, tow trucks, student transportation, and safety programs.


Highway Patrol Division Facts


  • Patrols 6,800 linear miles – which actually total 27,000 highway lane miles
  • Conducts over 36,000 collision investigations annually
  • Conducts ½ a million traffic stops annually
  • Arrests over 4,000 people for DUI annually
  • Arrests over 9,000 people for other crimes annually


“Major Jenna Mitchell has served the public for 26 years with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, excelling at every role from officer to major. In her most recent assignments as chief-of-staff for several divisions, she excelled in her leadership and responsibilities overseeing the day-to-day operations of those divisions,” said Colonel Frank Milstead, Director of the AZDPS. “We know that under her leadership the department will continue to uphold its mission.”


Lt. Colonel Mitchell is the second female Lt. Colonel in the history of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the first to command the Highway Patrol Division.

Contact Us: 
Your Account

Create or login to your account to enjoy discounts and rewards.

Share This
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      Available Coupons
      admin20 Get $20.00 off $20 off your cart total.
      adminpromo Get 100% off Free item offered by the administrator
      Unavailable Coupons
      adminsubscriptionretiredfirstpayment Get $120.00 off First payment of retired subscription when paid and added manually.
      cabinfree2days Get $90.00 off Get 2 free nights at the cabin.
      cabinfreeweek Get $315.00 off A free week (7 days) at the associated cabin in one contiguous stay at the time of your choice.
      freebassentry Get 100% off
      golfsponsor Get 100% off Free admission to the tournament with a golf sponsorship.
      jh$25 Get $25.00 off Jonathon Hall reimbursement for shirt he purchased that was too small.
      ldf1month Get $13.00 off Prorate an LDF membership for 1 month discount
      ntcvendorcomp Get 100% off This coupon entitles the user to a free vendor table at the NTC conference.
      retired10 Get $10.00 off
      retired60 Get $60.00 off This discounts your current year renewal $60 since you already pre-paid $60 towards your renewal for this year.
      spmtc Get 20% off Special 20% Off all Motor T's for a limited time!