On September 2, 2021, Mike was sworn in as Deputy Chief. Prior to this appointment, Mike had been serving as Assistant Chief of the Services Branch and prior to that Assistant Chief of Operations (he was appointed Assistant Chief on January 9, 2020).
Mike was appointed to the Portland Police Bureau on January 21st, 1999. After completing his training rotations, he worked at Central Precinct and then as a member of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, assigned as dignitary protection to then-Mayor Vera Katz.
Mike then went to Northeast Precinct before being promoted to Detective. He worked in the Detective Division, East Precinct, and Tactical Operations Division. In 2011, he was assigned as a sergeant to Central Precinct.
Mike went on to work on the Burglary Task Force in the Detective Division, before being promoted to Lieutenant assigned to Central Precinct and later, the Chief’s office, as the Executive Officer for the Operations Branch Assistant Chief.
In May 2018, Mike was promoted to Captain and assigned to Central Precinct and later that year, he was appointed to Commander and assigned to oversee the Transit Division. While a Commander, Mike completed training and became a Critical Incident Commander for the Bureau.
Mike was honored with a Unit Commendation as part of the Bureau’s Crisis Intervention Team, an Achievement Medal for his work with the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program, and two Life Saving Medals for his response to suicidal individuals. Mike has a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon.