About Me

Mitch Credle lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, where he has been intensely involved in community service, coaching and mentoring D.C. youth since 1982. He joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1986 and began investigating homicides in 1991, where he was responsible for investigating many high-profile cases until 2013. He also investigated sex-related crimes for three years. Mitch retired from MPDC on October 31, 2015. His first book, Stranger in the Streets, was published in 2010, and his second book, Damaged Roots, was published in 2011. He was inducted into the Cardozo High School Hall of Fame in 2011. Mitch lectures at area high schools and colleges about crime and justice and continues to work with young people, exploring himself through writing, film, and promoting local talent. Mitch is a certified film producer at DCTV, and his first feature film as an independent filmmaker became the first movie to ever play at the historic Howard Theatre. He is currently working on a documentary titled 12 Years in Hell, which is about Washington, D.C., during the violent years of 1988 through 1999. He appeared in the Netflix documentary Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy. In 2017, Mitch co-founded a non-profit youth organization, Safe House DC, where youth are taught film production, digital media, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, job readiness, community police relationships, and life skills. He has a B.A. in criminal justice.