Mike has been involved in law enforcement for 31 years and is currently the Chief of Police for Altavista, Virginia. Over the years he has worked in various positions which include Interim Sheriff, Director of Public Safety, Coordinator of an FBI/Virginia State Police multi-jurisdictional task force, Senior Supervisory Investigator, uniformed Deputy Sheriff and Polygraph Examiner.
In addition to being involved in thousands of investigations, Mike has also done an extensive amount of teaching in criminal justice with an emphasis in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence. He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice at Liberty University, as well as lecturing across both Virginia and the United States. Mike also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in Sexual Assault Investigation. In 2016, Mike was selected to the core faculty of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. This position allows him the opportunity to instruct at colleges and universities across the country in the areas of sexual assault investigation, Title IX and Cleary Act compliance, and campus violence.
Mike is married and has two grown children and one new grandson, Grayson.
Chief of Police, Altavista, Virginia (2016-present)
Faculty, National Center for Campus Public Safety (2016-present)
Contract Lead Investigator for G.R.A.C.E. (2015-present)
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Liberty University (2013-2015)
Investigator, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (2004-2012)
Interim Sheriff, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (2003)
Federal/State Narcotics Task Force (2000-2003)
Director, Campbell County Department of Public Safety (1996-2000)
Deputy, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (1982-1996)
Education & Specialized Training
M.A., Management and Leadership, Liberty University
B.S., Sociology; Criminology Minor, Averett University
A.A.S., Administration of Justice, Central Virginia Community College