DEPUTY CHIEF INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
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Michael Shearin began his career as a patrolman at the West Precinct, where he spent the majority of his time riding on a plainclothes task force. As a patrolman, he was temporarily transferred to the Robbery bureau on several occasions.
Deputy Chief Shearin has over 25 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.
Assigned to the United States Secret Service Counterfeit Crimes Task Force.
Promoted to the Rank of Sgt. and transferred to the MPD Training Academy.
Transferred to the Research and Development Unit and named the Accreditation Manger for the MPD.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Guided the MPD through its first successful national accreditation.
Transferred to the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) where he would spend the next 4 years working as supervisor in areas that included: Administration, Finance, Methamphetamine Task Force, Wire-Intercepts and Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Became the Assistant Commander of OCU.
Transferred to the Robbery Bureau and 2 years later in 2013 he was transferred to the Old Allen Station (OAS) as a supervisor of the General Investigative Bureau (GIB). Shortly, after being transferred Lt. Shearin was promoted to the rank of Major and became the Commander of the OAS GIB and the Bravo Shift.
Made an acting Lt. Colonel and assigned as the Assistant Commander of the Old Allen Station.
Promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Appointed to Deputy Chief of Investigative Services.