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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Genesee County

Sheriff: Sheriff Robert Pickell

Address: 1002 S Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

Telephone: 810-257-3407


Robert Pickell started out as a City of Flint Police Officer on special assignment to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office from 1965 to 1967 and received a Professional Excellence Award from the Flint Police Department. He retired from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 1989 and at that time, he moved to Virginia to work for the CIA. He received the CIA Exceptional Performance Awards in 1991, 1992, and 1993. Pickell returned to Genesee County in 1994 and established Pickell Investigations and Polygraph Services in Flint. He owned and operated this until he was appointed Sheriff in 1999. Sheriff Pickell traveled on four continents working high profile cases for the CIA, one of which was the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. As Sheriff, he implemented the Sheriff’s Consumer Protection Service to protect senior citizens from fraud and deception. Since its inception, there has been $3,000,000 returned to citizens. In March of 2009, Sheriff Pickell was appointed by Governor Granholm to the State of Michigan Community Corrections Board. He is also the Project Director of the Edler Abuse and Financial Exploitation Prevention Team and the Chairman of the Subcommittee with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).