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A parental notification system which was developed for the state by MSA, the goal of STOPPED is to reduce the number of young drivers who ...

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In 2003, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) recognized the need to assist agencies and the officers’ families through the trauma of having to deal with ...

Featured Sheriff

Sheriff Michael Morris of Gratiot County

Address: 226 East Center St. Ithaca, MI 48847

Telephone: 989-875-5214

Website: https://www.gratiotmi.com/344/Sheriffs-Office

I was appointed as the permanent Sheriff of Gratiot County on May 23rd 2019, when the former Sheriff retired.     

I was raised in Gratiot County, moving here at the age of 3 with my parents.  I have been married for 31 years and have 3 children ranging in age from 23-28 years old. 

I started as a reserve Police Officer with the City of St. Louis Michigan in 1986.  I attended the Northeastern Police Academy in 1989.  While at St. Louis I attained the rank of Road Patrol Sergeant. 

I also worked part-time for the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office in the early 1990’s as a Road Patrol Deputy and Corrections Officer.  I then took a fulltime position with the Sheriff’s Office in 2000.  I was promoted to Detective in 2001 a position I held until January of 2019, when I was appointed Undersheriff.  I was then appointed to be Sheriff in May of 2019. 

I have over 22 years of law enforcement supervisory experience.  I have attended schooling for Police Supervision and Advanced Police Supervision. 

Some of my professional passions include safety of our children and senior citizens.  In 2016 I was the recipient of the Gratiot County child advocate of the year.  In 2019 I was awarded the United Way volunteer award.  I have spoken to numerous groups of senior citizens about how to avoid being scammed and other various topics. 

I currently sit on the Child Advocacy board of directors.  I am a member of the Gratiot County substance abuse coalition.  I am a team member of the Mid-Michigan Regional mental health court and Mid-Michigan Sobriety Court.  I am also on the school safety alliance, hazardous mitigation team, and court house security committee.  I am a former member of the Gratiot County vulnerable adult committee. 

I loved growing up in Gratiot County.  By being the Sheriff and the years I have put into the law enforcement it is fulfilling to give back to Gratiot County. 

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