Police and Community Relations; Respecting the Differences that Define Us
Love is a retired senior law enforcement executive with over 25 years of experience (17 in leadership and management positions). He currently works in his private practice in Clarkston, MI as mental health professional; collaborating with a consortium of mental health professionals to provide behavioral health services to public safety professionals in the form of pre-employment psychological evaluations, critical incident stress management, crisis intervention, and individual therapy.
Love retired after 25 years of service with the Michigan State Police (MSP) on August 31, 2013 as a Captain and commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; providing leadership and administrative oversight of MSP’s state wide commercial vehicle enforcement operations and special programs. In his previous position with MSP, Love served as commander of the 2nd District, comprised of over 350 personnel working at multiple work sites and multi-jurisdictional special enforcement teams and units covering 6 counties throughout Metropolitan Detroit.
During his 25 years, Love served as incident commander and public information officer for many critical incidents and high profile investigations throughout Lower Michigan; developing a reputation as a trusted leader with exceptional interpersonal skills among MSP team members as well as public and private sector partners. He has served as a mentor and counselor to members of the public safety profession throughout his career and is frequently sought after for his knowledge, experience, and advice in the area of public safety, community relations, professional development, and personal wellness.
Love holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree inPublic Safety Studies; both from Siena Heights University. He has a passion for public service and a commitment to the education, coaching, and counseling of law enforcement and emergency service personnel to enhance their overall wellness, professional development, and longevity.