Meet Captain Mike

A lifelong Michigan resident, Michael Brown grew up in the country near the small town of Belding. His family didn’t have much, but they had enough. 

 It was in this rural community that Michael learned the values of hard work, sacrifice, and looking out for his neighbors. When he was fourteen years old, Michael began working on the local farms picking apples, hauling brush, bailing hay, and milking cows. His strong work ethic today was formed in the early 5 am walks to the neighboring farm to milk the cows.

At the age of seventeen, Michael felt the call to serve our nation and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on his eighteenth birthday.  Michael proudly served four years in the Marine Corps infantry.  While in the service he began taking college courses at night and developed an interest in law enforcement. This led to his return to Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Siena Heights College.


Michael joined the Michigan State Police and built a 34-year career in law enforcement. He served as a narcotics team leader removing drugs from our streets and reducing violent crime in our communities. Throughout his career, he excelled at developing and leading high performing teams, recognizing problems, and bringing people together to find solutions.


A lifelong conservative, Michael twice won election to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners before deciding to devote his efforts to leadership roles in the Michigan State Police. He currently serves as captain of the Southwest Division of the Michigan State Police.

Michael Brown is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all forms of outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. He can often be found getting his hands dirty on a farm or fixing something in disrepair. He loves Michigan and is equally comfortable in the country, the cities, and the suburbs in between.

Michael Brown is married to Lori, his lovely wife of 29 years. They have three grown children.


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