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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Crawford County

Sheriff: Sheriff Kirk Wakefield

Address: 200 W. Michigan Ave
Grayling, MI 49738

Telephone: 989-348-4616


Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield

Started his law enforcement career in 1979 with the Howell Police Department part-time and became full-time in 1981, due to budget cuts was laid off in 1982.

In May of 1983 he became employed by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy and has held the positions of Corporal, Sergeant & Lieutenant.  He served seven (7) years as the Undersheriff & became Sheriff of Crawford County in 2002 and continually elected unopposed to present.

Graduated from CMU Center of Public Service in 1997
1998 Schoolcraft College Basic Tactical Response School
1999 Advanced Tactical Response School
Northern Michigan Mutual Aide (N.M.M.A) Sheriff in charge of S.W.A.T team

2005 National Sheriff’s Institute in Longmont, CO graduate class #88
A Past Chairman of Michigan law enforcement committee – Kenrick Group
2009 Awarded the Colonel Dennis Hull American Patriot award from Camp Grayling.
Serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Group

Currently Vice-chair on the Crawford County Veterans Service Counsel
Chairman of the District II Sheriff’s
Presently the Vice President of the MSA Board of Directors.

Decorated Combat Vietnam Veteran
Lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars
A Master Mason, Lodge #356 Grayling
Past President of the AuSable Shrine Club of Shriner’s International
Has held his Michigan builders license for 27 years
Recently married his wife Dawn & has 2 grown daughters Amy & Melanie and a step-son Grady.  He also has (6) six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  He also loves to Fly Fish & Fishing in general 