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.

  • 2001

    Assigned to the United States Secret Service Counterfeit Crimes Task Force.

  • 2003

    Promoted to the Rank of Sgt. and transferred to the MPD Training Academy.

  • 2004

    Transferred to the Research and Development Unit and named the Accreditation Manger for the MPD.

  • 2005

    Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

  • 2006

    Guided the MPD through its first successful national accreditation.

  • 2007

    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.

  • 2010

    Became the Assistant Commander of OCU.

  • 2011

    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.

  • 2015

    Made an acting Lt. Colonel and assigned as the Assistant Commander of the Old Allen Station.

  • 2016

    Promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

  • 2017

    Appointed to Deputy Chief of Investigative Services.

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