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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Sergeant


On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announced the promotion of Deputy Michael Marocco to Police Services Sergeant.

Sgt. Michael Marocco“Like all of our promotional processes, Sgt. Marocco was selected as a result of a competitive, comprehensive assessment, assuring that the communities we serve benefit from the promotion of an exceptionally competent Deputy Sheriff to a supervisory and command role”, stated Police Services Commander Dieter Heren.  “Mike is a well-rounded professional law enforcement officer with a steady approach.  He’s well respected by his colleagues and the command staff who are now his peers.” 

Sergeant Marocco has served the Sheriff’s Office and Washtenaw County for seven (7) years.  During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office he has served as a road patrol deputy, drug investigation detective, community engagement officer and in various special assignments focusing on special community crime problems.  He is the recipient of a number of commendations for both operational and administrative excellence in his efforts as a Deputy Sheriff.  He holds the Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor and received the Police Officers Association of Michigan Police Officer of the Year award in 2010.  Mike holds an Associate’s Degree in business management and has been a long-time martial arts student, competitor and instructor.

 “Our command officers, particularly our Sergeants, are in the many communities we serve every day guiding and supervising our Deputy Sheriff’s.  We expect strong leadership from them”, stated Sheriff Jerry Clayton.  “Mike has repeatedly distinguished himself in the manner in which he goes about his work.  He leads by example and is effective at working in the community addressing crime and crime related issues.  We expect great things from Mike in his new role.”

Sergeant Marocco will remain in his current community-engagement position within Ypsilanti Township until an appropriate transition can take place.  Please join the Sheriff’s Office in congratulating Sgt. Marocco on his promotion and new role.


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