Sheriff Michael J. Murphy
Livingston County, MichiganSheriffSheriff Michael J. Murphy

Sheriff Michael J. Murphy

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Career Highlights

  • 1988 Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Lansing Community College
  • 1988 - Graduate of the Mid-Michigan Police Academy
  • 1990 - Corrections Division Livingston County Jail
  • 1993 - D.A.R.E. officer for 2 1/2 years
  • 1994 - Voted outstanding young Law Enforcement officer of the year by the Howell and Michigan Jaycees.
  • 1996 - Promoted Road Patrol Sergeant
  • 2000 - Promoted to acting Detective Lieutenant  
  • 2001 - Transferred to Variable shift Lieutenant (combined road and jail)
  • 2002 - Transferred to Road Patrol Lieutenant
  • 2005 - Promoted to Undersheriff
  • 2016 – Appointed Sheriff
  • 2017 – Elected Sheriff

    Professional and Civic Volunteerism
  • Received numerous citations for outstanding work
  • Served as a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors.
  • Served as a Howell Township Trustee and member of the Board of Appeals.
  • Thousands of  hours of in service training and/or continuing education
  • Graduate Police Staff & Command School, Eastern Michigan University.
  • Master Mason, Howell Masonic Lodge
  • Member Livingston Arts Council
  • Board of Directors LACASA
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy (217)
  • Graduate of Leadership Livingston
  • Steering Committee - Leadership Livingston
  • Graduate of Police Staff & Command
  • Graduate of Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute (LEELI)
  • Graduate of Police Executive Leadership
  • Graduate of Leadership Development (taught by the Michigan State Police)
  • Member of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Chair of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee to Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
  • Board of Directors Work Skills
  • OLHSA Walk for Warmth Committee
  • Member of Chilson Hills Church