Mike Jaafar, is a life-long Wayne County Resident who has been serving his constituents through law enforcement in many different capacities over the last 17 years. Currently Mike serves as the Deputy Chief for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
After graduating from the Police Academy in November 1994, Mike worked with the Detroit Police Department (DPD) in everything from patrol and special tasks to administration. During his tenure with Detroit, Mike acquired special skills and additional training while assigned to units such as Gang Squad, Narcotics, Executive Protection, Organized and Major Crimes, Tactical Services, Crisis Negotiator and worked several federal, state and local task force assignments.
Through his career Mike worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community, most recently as Director of Law Enforcement and Business affairs for Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure with DPD, Mike was responsible and credited for the creation of the West Side Business Alliance (WSBA), a cooperative and open channel of communication between the police, community leaders, and area businesses while a supervisor for (DPD). After the success of WSBA, Mike and his colleagues expanded their efforts into the Ninth Precinct through the revival of the group, Businesses United with Officers and Youth (B.U.O.Y). He has served as a member of the Detroit Weed and Seed board, multiple B.U.O.Y boards, Westside Business Alliance board and the Youth mentoring program for the Detroit Police Department. As a supervisor with the Risk Management Bureau—Labor Relations, Mike was responsible for MIOSHA complaints and for implementing new policies and procedures that would allow police officers to work off duty through the Secondary Employment Program.
Mike Jaafar has attended the Metropolitan Police Institute in Miami-Dade County and the Law Enforcement Leadership and Development Program at Eastern Michigan University. He has completed coursework at Henry Ford and Wayne County Community Colleges. He has received extensive law enforcement training in many fields some of which include Advanced Executive Protection, and Crisis Negotiation Training with DPD and the Los Angeles P-D. Also studied with now-retired Chief FBI Negotiator, Fred Lansley. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Southeastern Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Wayne County Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has received several Meritorious Service Awards and Awards of Commendation for his work through the years. Mike is married and a father of four.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Homicide Investigators Course 76th Session
2012 MACP (Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police) Chief of Police and Law Enforcement Administrators School