Mike is the Security Manager for the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club – a member of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League Central Division – joining the club in 2014. He provides leadership for a team of 200+ security professionals, including 16 direct reports, and oversees the seamless operation of all security programs for a 45,000 seat outdoor stadium, providing highly effective events-based security services. In 2017, Mike played a significant role in developing and implementing the security posture for Little Caesars Arena, home of the NHL Detroit Red Wings and NBA Detroit Pistons.
Prior to joining the Tigers, Mike served 25 years as a trooper in the Michigan State Police, where he specialized as an instructor in Defensive Tactics and Use of Force, and as a Field Training Officer. He served on the State of Michigan Emergency Telephone Service Commission (ETSC) from 2004 to 2008, where he chaired the Dispatcher Training Subcommittee. In 2005, he was appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to a seat on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). He served in that capacity until 2010 when his appointment expired. While a member of MCOLES, Mike served on the Commission’s Ethics Committee. He retired from the State Police in 2012.
Mike is a veteran of the US Army where he served 7 ½ years as an airborne qualified military policeman.