I have devoted the better part of my life to keeping our community safe. As a lifelong resident of Bay County, I have continually sought to protect and better our community through various law enforcement positions, with the past 20 years having been spent at the sheriff’s office. 

 I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement, due in large part to my family’s military background.  Those family ties to the military inspired in me a respect that I have commanded as undersheriff of Bay County since 2013. Beginning in 1992, my career in law enforcement has led me down many paths and had me serving many roles as I have taken on an increasing amount of responsibility and duties. 

During my time with the sheriff's office, I have served the citizens of Bay County in countless ways including: implementing elder abuse seminars, championing child safety, investigating robberies, home invasions, homicides, bank robberies, drunk drivers, drug crimes and body recoveries, to name a few.  In addition, I have put in the time to improve the sheriff’s office through the creation of new rules and regulations, as well as obtaining grants for various items and safety gear that has enhanced our law enforcement’s capabilities and efficiency.  With the seemingly constant presence of technology and the revolving door of change in today’s society, comes a different kind of threat.  Law enforcement must adapt to these changes, which I have undoubtedly done, taking on such hot-button issues as cybercrime and manufactured synthetic drugs.

I know there’s still work to do, and I would like to be the one to do it.  I have invested in this community, from the local and federal agencies with whom I have worked, to the citizens I continually served.  I know firsthand the important issues our community faces, and more than qualified to take those concerns on with a confidence and strength unmatched by any other candidate.  I have the experience, drive and know-how – now all I need is your vote.

 

 

As Undersheriff Troy has:

  • Sought and secured grants in excess of $450,000
  • Started a Forensic Crash Team
  • Revised rules and regulations 
  • Secured a grant for MDT
  • Secured a grant for dive equipment
  • Secured a grant for marine boat
  • Secured grants for OWI and seat belts
  • Security Team for county buildings
  • Security for courts
  • Updated cameras and building security
  • Took over Detective Bureau

Troy is an instructor of:

  • Certified Accident Reconstructionist
  • Taser
  • Lethal Force
  • Non-lethal Force
  • STOPS
  • Stop Sticks
  • Firearms
  • OCAT
  • CPR
  • AED
  • First Aid
  • National Rifle Association CPL Instructor

Troy has experience leading:

  • Dive Team
  • Chief Firearms Instructor
  • Training Division
  • Accident Investigation Division
  • Command Union-President
  • Field Training Officer

Education and Training:

  • John Glenn High School
  • Delta College 
  • Ferris State University
  • Michigan State University

Bay County Sheriff's Office Timeline:

  • 2013 - Present - Undersheriff 
  • 2009 - 2013 - Lieutenant 
  • 2005 - 2009 - Road Sergeant
  • 1997 - 2005 - Road Patrol Deputy 
  • 1994 - 1997 - Marine Patrol 
  • 1992 - 1994 - Reserve Deputy

Member of:

  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors
  • Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators
  • Michigan Sheriffs Association
  • National Sheriffs Association
  • National police and trooper association
  • International Police Association
  • Linwood Bay Sportsmans Club
  • Crump conservation club
  • Sons Of The American Legion
  • Michigan Democratic Party
  • Michigan Association Of Chiefs of Police
  • Life Member Of the NRA
  • Michigan Coalition for responsible gun owners
  • Michigan recreational safety instructor for marine safety
  • NAACP
  • DAN
  • Napos
  • Moose
  • Eagles
  • ILEET