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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Jackson County

Sheriff: Sheriff Steve Rand

Address: 212 W Wesley St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Telephone: 517-768-7900


Steve Rand is a third generation law enforcement officer. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 1992, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 2003 and is a Graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2006.  Sheriff Rand has spent his entire law enforcement career at the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff.  He started as a deputy spending 11 years in a variety of assignments including patrol, school liaison officer and community policing officer while receiving a variety of commendations before being promoted to sergeant. He rose through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office culminating to the appointment to Jackson’s 44th Sheriff in May 2011. Other accomplishments include being designated a Professional Emergency Manager in 2005 and recognized for his efforts on a state board established to regionalize emergency management practices.