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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Oceana County

Sheriff: Sheriff Craig Mast

Address: 216 E Lincoln St., P.O. Box 32
Hart, MI 49420

Telephone: 231-873-2121


Sheriff Craig Mast has been employed with the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office since 1993 where he started out as dispatcher.  Since that time, he has been promoted up the ranks, first to Sergeant in 2000 and then to Lieutenant in 2009, where he remained until elected Sheriff in November of 2016.

Sheriff Mast graduated from Hart High School in 1988 and attended Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. 

Sheriff Mast began his law enforcement career with part time positions at the Hart, Shelby, and Pentwater Police Departments before ultimately being hired by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. 

Sheriff Mast has been a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Dive Team. 

Sheriff Mast has served on the Cove Task Force Against Domestic Violence since 2008 and was selected as Cove “Officer of the Year in 2015.”  Sheriff Mast has also been a member of the Oceana County System of Care since its inception. 

Sheriff Mast has been a youth football coach and a girl’s assistant varsity softball coach.  Sheriff Mast is an active NRA member.  In his spare time, he enjoys watching his children participate in sports, spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and riding the family’s horses.

Sheriff Mast and his wife Carol reside in Hart with their two children, one of whom is a freshman at Grand Valley State University and one who is a junior at Hart High School.