Michael Murphy

Livingston County Sheriff

In 2005 Michael Murphy was named Livingston County Undersheriff. In 2016, voters of Livingston County promoted him to Sheriff. He followed up his election by joining Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Michigan

Law enforcement and public service has been his calling. Sheriff Murphy’s community commitment includes membership of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors; and serving as a Howell Township Trustee, and member of the Board of Appeals.

Sheriff Murphy brings a broad resume to the organization that goes back to 1988 when he graduated from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy. He has also held law enforcement positions that included: Corrections Division Livingston County Jail D.A.R.E. officer for 2 ½ years; Road Patrol Sergeant; Detective Lieutenant; and Road Patrol Lieutenant.

In 1994, the future Sheriff Murphy was voted outstanding young Law Enforcement officer of the year by the Howell and Michigan Jaycees.