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Clayton County Sheriff's Office

· Mike became Clayton County Sheriff in January 2009.

·  He graduated from Hawkeye College in May 1988 with an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Police Science.
He graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in October 1991.

· Employed by Guttenberg Police Department 1990.

· Employed by Clayton County Sheriff's Department 1991 to present.

· Mike was the Sr. Investigator for Clayton County Sheriff's Department prior to becoming sheriff.

· Active Member of Law Enforcement Intelligence Network.

· Active Member of International Association for Identification.

· Active member of Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.

· Active Member Iowa Narcotics Officers Association.

· Active Member Midwest Tactical Officers Association.

· Hunter Safety Education Instructor.

Active member of the National Rifle Association.

· Special Congressional Recognition received from Jim Nussle 2002.

· Attended Basic Drug Investigations Workshop.

· Certified in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up.

· Attended Methamphetamine Investigation Management Course.

· Certified as Site Safety Officer for Clandestine Laboratories.

· Clandestine Laboratory Safety Investigation School.

· Master Instructor for Narcotics Identification Course.

· Responded to over 100 methamphetamine labs and dump sites.

· Currently Assistant Team Leader for Clayton County Special Operations Group.

· Special Assignment for Presidential Security on President's Bush's visit to Prairie du Chien and Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton's visit to the Clayton County Fair.