Born and raised in Macomb County, Mark A. Hackel is a proud graduate of Warren Consolidated Schools, where he never missed a day of classes. He holds an associate’s degree from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a master’s in public administration from Central Michigan University. Mark is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has the distinct honor of being selected the #1 recruit graduate of from his class at the Macomb Regional Police Academy.
His career in law enforcement began in 1981 as a dispatcher with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. During his 30 year career, he worked his way through every rank and was ultimately elected sheriff.
In November, 2010, Mr. Hackel was elected to serve as Macomb’s first-ever county executive.