Mitchell E. (Mitch) Reeves has spent more than three decades in law enforcement and supporting public safety.
his career at the Gulfport, Mississippi Police Department as a patrolman
and then detective and Supervisor of Community Services. He went on
serve as Chief of Law Enforcement for the Mississippi Department of
Wildlife, and Director of Mississippi Boat & Water Safety.
later moved into the private sector, establishing his own business, MR
& Associates, where he managed sales and technical training for
manufacturers of police, fire, and industrial products in the
Southeastern region of the United States, and served as an independent
sales representative with $2.2M direct/indirect sales. He remains the
owner and president of that company.
worked in sales and marketing for a variety of companies supporting law
enforcement. Those include Protective Apparel Corporation of America in
Norris, TN; Nik Public Safety, Inc., Jacksonville, FL; and Code 3 Public
Safety Inc. based in St. Louis, MO.
lived in the Jacksonville area for 20 years, the last 10 in Atlantic
Beach. He has been very involved in his community, serving as the
president of the Jacksonville Beach Exchange Club in 2013, and as
Division 5 Director of the State of Florida District #13 Exchange Board
Mitch is a
member of Beaches Watch, on the Board of Directors of the Beaches
Division of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, served as chairman of
the Keep the Ferry task force, and is a current board member for the
Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry.
extensive involvement in the community and interest in public policy led
Mitch to run for Mayor of Atlantic Beach, winning the position in 2015.
He is currently serving his first two-year term in that office.
attended classes at both Jefferson Davis Jr. College, Gulfport, MS and
the University of Mississippi in Oxford where he studied juvenile
been married to Martha Marshall for 25 years. Their daughter Emily is a
student of the University of North Florida (UNF).