Sheriff Kyle Rosa
Address: 505 S. Michigan Ave Beulah, MI 49617
Sheriff Kyle Rosa has proudly served the citizens of Benzie County since 1989. Beginning as court Officer under Sheriff Zane Gray, Rosa has functioned as a Corrections Officer, Marine Deputy, Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, Road Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Undersheriff. He was recently elected to the Office Of Sheriff for a four year term beginning January 1, 2021. Rosa’s desire to serve comes from a long family history of first responders and military personnel. His great, great, great Grandfather Addison P. Wheelock was the first Sheriff of Benzie County back in 1870. He grew up in Long Lake Township and graduated from Traverse City Central High School. He went on to achieve an associated degree in applied Science/Criminal Justice and completed the Police Academy at Northwestern Michigan College in 1988. That same year, he moved to family property in Lake Ann and became a permanent Benzie County resident. His dedication and commitment to service Benzie County residents is ever present by his countless hours of volunteering at community events.
Sheriff Rosa is Married to wife Amy who was a volunteer EMT for 25 years, a home maker and is self-employed. They have two adult children, Dillon who is an Animal Control Officer for Manistee County and served 10 years in the United States Coast Guard, and Kole (Meghan) who is a Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Deputy, and served 4 years in the United States Coast Guard. Sheriff Rosa and Wife Amy have 6 grandchildren, Evelyn, Everett, Eliza, Elsie, Jetta and Easton whom they adore. Sheriff Rosa enjoys his time off by spending time with family, ATV riding, Camping, Hunting and Fishing both at home and his Chippewa County UP. Cabin.