First to Serve
Mike Raines
Law Enforcement Professional and Family Man


FBI: Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Training
Central Michigan University: Law Enforcement Leadership Institute Graduate
National Sheriff's Association: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Executive Leadership Training
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: WMD Response Training (EMTREC)
U.S. Secret Service: VIP Protection Training
U.S. Transportation Safety Administration: Certified Instructor for Flying While Armed
EMRTC: Certified Anti-Terrorist Awareness Level Training Instructor
U.S. Department of Justice (COPS Program) and LCC: Community Policing Coordinator Training
Michigan State University: Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Training
Macomb Community College: Evidence Technician Training and Certification (CSI)
Lansing Community College: Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Degree
Eastern Michigan University: Auto Theft Prevention Training
National Sheriff's Association: National Sheriff's Institute Graduate


"As your Sheriff, I continue to work hard to make sure that Eaton County remains a safe place in which to live, work and raise our families. I trust people appreciate and value quality, public safety services. And, I appreciate your continued support, as we stay the course together. Thank you."

- Sheriff Mike Raines

Sheriff Mike Raines is a lifelong resident of Eaton County.

Mike's hobbies and interests include History; Eaton County Volunteer & Community Activities; Camping; Riding ATV's; Avid Sportsman; Metal Detecting; Emergency Preparedness & Safety