Peer Intervention for Law Enforcement has received the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training National Certification Program Seal of Excellence and is approved for 8 hours of continuing education.

To meet the requirements of the New Orleans Federal Consent Decree, Mike adapted the framework of his peer intervention class for the Ethics Program New Orleans copyrighted as "EPIC-Ethical Policing is Courageous." He trained the first class of "EPIC" instructors in March of 2016. 

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison calls EPIC "...the transformational tool that will catalyze our many ongoing reformation efforts and help make this agency one of the premier law enforcement organizations in the United States."

Mike is the author of Walking With the Devil: The Police Code of Silence and the Promise of Peer Intervention, Copyright 2016, a text used across the U.S. and Canada in criminal justice and law enforcement programs. He is the Chair of the Inver Hills Community College Law Enforcement Advisory Board and is a regular speaker across the U.S. and Canada on police ethics and accountability. 

Mike is a retired as a Minneapolis Police Sergeant.In his 23 1/2 years with the MPD he worked in every precinct as a patrol officer and supervisor in both uniformed and plain clothes assignments. He went on to develop the Minnesota Police Corps Program and worked for several years as a part-time special deputy U.S. Marshal. He was a member of the MPD SWAT Team for 17 years, the FBI SWAT team for 9 years, and supervisor of the Police Academy for 4 years. He worked as an investigator in homicide and internal affairs. He supervised the Robbery Decoy Unit and the Repeat Offender Programs where they targeted the top 40 career criminals in Hennepin County and took some of the worst human predators off the streets with a conviction rate of 99% and not a single complaint of profiling, excessive force, language, or creative report writing over a very successful three year period. As a police instructor Mike was certified as an instructor in the use of force, deadly force, firearms, chemical agents, SWAT tactics and officer survival among other specialties.

He is a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University where he co-teaches a class on "Best Practices in Law Enforcement Ethics and Leadership" with Dr. Everett Doolittle. Mike and his wife Sara recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. 

Mike is passionate about police ethics and shares his message wherever and whenever he can. You can contact Mike at (612) 402-8829 or

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