Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel serves as head of the executive branch of government. He supervises and coordinates with all county departments, except for departments headed by countywide elected officials. The office provides internal direction and support to the county's departments and organizations and external support to the residents, communities and businesses of Macomb County. The mission of the office is to ensure that all county activities are efficient, economical and ethical for the citizens of Macomb County.

Macomb County Sheriff's Office 1981 - 2010

  • 2001 - 2010 Sheriff

  • 1997 - 2000 Captain​ 

    • Division Commander, Investigations, Patrol​

  • 1994 - 1997 Lieutenant​

    • Administration, Road Patrol​

  • 1992 - 1994 Sergeant​

    • Training Division, Marine Division​

  • 1989 - 1992 Corporal

    • Road Patrol, Communications, Training​

  • 1983 - 1989 Deputy Sheriff​​​

    • Road/Marine Patrol, Traffic Bureau, Jail​

  • 1981 - 1983 Dispatcher​

Other Work Experience
  • College Professor​

    • Wayne State University​

    • Macomb Community College 

    • ITT Technical Institute

  • Public Academy Instructor

    • Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center

  • Advanced Police Training Instructor

    • Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center​​​​​

  • Masters of Science Administration Degree, May 1996

    • Central Michigan University - Public Administration​

  • Bachelors of Arts Degree​, December 1991

    • Wayne State University - Criminal Justice​

  • Certificate​

    • University of Virginia - Criminal Justice​, December 1994

  • Graduate​

    • Sterling Heights High School, June 1980​


Michigan Training

  • Michigan Political Leadership Training

    • Michigan State University​

  • Leadership Academy​

    • Lansing Community College​

  • Macomb Regional Polilce Academy Graduate​​​

    • Received Best Overall Recruit Award​

    • Received Physical Fitness Award

  • Dale Carnegie Graduate (Course #L-1720)​

    • Received Highest Achievement Award​

  • Dale Carnegie Graduate (Course #L-1758)​

National Training

  • F.B.I. National Academy Graduate (179th season)

    • Quantico, Virginia

  • United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection (195th season)

    • Washington, D.C.​

International Training

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Fight War on Drugs

    • Columbia

  • Law Enforcement Exchange Program

    • Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Project Harmony Educatonal Exchange

    • Lviv, Ukraine

  • Police Instructor Exchange Program

    • London, England

Fun Facts:

  • Never missed a day of school

  • Captain of the Service Squad

  • Captain of the Wrestling Team

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.