Chief Michael Sharkey
Chief Michael P. Sharkey’s career with the Sheriff’s Office spans thirty years beginning in 1988 as a Correction Officer. In 1989 he accepted appointment as a Deputy Sheriff and was certified by the Municipal Police Training Council. Michael was assigned to various posts within the Headquarters and District Court Bureaus.
He was promoted to Sergeant in 1995. Working as a sergeant he supervised Deputy Sheriff Personnel assigned to the Headquarters Bureau in various police duties including arrest processing, prisoner transportation, court detention, and special details. Michael also worked in the Civil Bureau where he oversaw daily patrol activity, reviewed all case files and coordinated cases with attorneys. While a sergeant he was elected to Deputy Sheriffs PBA board.
In 2000, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant and assigned as Executive Officer of the Headquarters Bureau where he exercised direct oversight of the bureau's Sergeants in the daily operations of the command with approximately 100 Deputy Sheriffs assigned. While a Lieutenant, Michael continued to serve on the Executive Board of DSPBA where he was tasked with administering and negotiating labor agreements; his last position with the DSPBA was President.
In 2007 he was assigned as Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence Unit and maintained oversight of command operations including service of Orders of Protection as well as execution of Contempt Warrants.
Michael was promoted to Chief in January of 2008. As Chief of Staff he was responsible for the Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office, maintaining oversight of multiple commands within the Division including but not limited to: Academy, Quartermaster, Personnel Investigations, Pistol License, and Communications. Chief Sharkey also administered the Sheriff’s Office operating budget, total budget in excess of 150 million dollars and the Capital Budget.
Chief Sharkey assumed responsibility for the Police Division in June of 2014. As Chief Deputy Sheriff he oversees over 250 Deputy Sheriffs assigned throughout multiple bureaus including but not limited to: Investigative Services, First District Court, Enforcement, Headquarters and Domestic Violence.