Sheriff: Sheriff Michael J. Poulin
Address: 25 West Walton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
Sheriff Michael Poulin is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He has 29 years of law enforcement experience, with the majority of his career spent at the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Poulin has served as the Uniformed Services Division Commander of the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, serving 12 years as the Tactical Commander for the S.W.A.T. team. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety; Police Staff and Command and Executive Management Programs, where he earned the “Public Safety Executive Leadership Award” from Northwestern University. Sheriff Poulin graduated from the 249th session of the FBI National Academy in June of 2012.
Sheriff Poulin has worked as the grant coordinator for Muskegon County on all grant funded programs for over 15 years. While under his direction, the Sheriff’s Office has received two Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission awards and ten awards for Excellence in Traffic Safety from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
Sheriff Poulin has participated with the State of Kuwait and the United Nations Development Program in support of implementing a “National and Integrated Traffic and Transportation Strategy”.
Sheriff Poulin has served 15 years on the North Muskegon Board of Education, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Pioneer Resources and the Muskegon County Health Project.