ABOUT LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE MURPHY
A Note From Sheriff Murphy
After working in the Corrections Division for approximately 9 months, I transferred to the Road Patrol Division. Within a couple of years, I was assigned to teach the DARE program. It was during this time I was voted “Young Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” by the Howell Jaycees as well as the Michigan Jaycees. Following my assignment teaching the DARE Program, I was promoted to Road Patrol Sergeant. In 2000 I was promoted to Detective Lieutenant. From 2001 thru 2005 I held the rank of Lieutenant with responsibilities in both the Corrections and Road Patrol Divisions. In 2005 I was appointed Undersheriff. In 2016 I was appointed Sheriff. My elected term of Sheriff began January 1, 2017.
Throughout the past 28 years, I have been fortunate to receive thousands of hours of training and professional development, including the FBI National Academy, School of Police Staff and Command, Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute, Police Executive Leadership, Leadership Development and Leadership Livingston.
One of the most important aspects of Law Enforcement is to possess an understanding of the community in which you work. Law Enforcement by design is structured to police to the standards and expectations of the community. In order to better understand what residents expect, I have been involved with numerous nonprofit and civic groups over the years, including LACASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Connection Youth Services, Livingston Sunrise Rotary, OLHSA, Work Skills, Chilson Hills Church, Pink Party, Women Supporting Women Vets, Gleaners, ARC, and Genesis House. This involvement has afforded me the opportunity to understand our county and its citizens.
I will continue to be open, honest and accessible, and remain in touch with Livingston County residents. What you have seen for the last 27 years is what you will continue to see going forward.
Work Skills Corporation
Livingston Economic Club
Pink Party Escort
Second Chance Support Network
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Connection Youth Services
Shop With a Cop
Mental Health Awareness Committee
Arc of Livingston
Chilson Hills Church