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Former Niles Post commander promoted to inspector

Published 9:35pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has announced the promotion of F/Lt. Michael Brown to the rank of inspector.
In his new position, Brown serves as senior assistant executive deputy director of the Field Services Bureau (FSB) at the MSP headquarters in Lansing.
In this role, Brown is responsible for providing oversight in the areas of training, equipment and personnel to the FSB. The FSB provides direction and leadership to enlisted and civilian employees assigned to the department’s districts and posts, as well as the Special Operations and Traffic Safety divisions.
Brown has served at the St. Joseph, New Buffalo and Bridgman posts, as well as been the post commander of the Niles and Paw Paw posts. He has also served in positions in the Criminal Investigation Division, including serving on the Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET), a multijurisdictional narcotics task force in Van Buren County.
Brown enlisted with the department in 1988, graduating as a member of the 103rd Trooper Recruit School. Prior to joining the department, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Over his 23-year career, Brown has held the ranks of trooper, detective trooper, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant and first lieutenant.
Brown and his wife, Lori, live in Stevensville with their three children.

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