Mr. Michalski began his law enforcement career with the Portsmouth Police Department in December 1973. While with the Portsmouth Police he served in various capacities within Uniform Patrol, the K-9 Corps, and the Detective Bureau while rising up through the ranks. As a sergeant he commanded the Sex Crimes Investigations Unit and also served as a patrol sergeant. As a lieutenant he held positions as Fiscal Affairs Officer and as Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. As a captain he served as the Training Division Commander, Uniform Patrol Division Commander and the Patrol Support Division Commander.
Mr. Michalski retired in 1994 and accepted a position as Security Director for Cox Communications. His area of responsibility stretched from New Kent County, Virginia, to Currituck County, North Carolina.
Mr. Michalski was appointed Director of the Chesapeake Police Academy on January 28, 2002, and served in that capacity until July 2010.
He accepted his current position as a sergeant with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office in March 2011 and serves as the Lead Instructor for the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Academy. He has taught various police and security courses around the country.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 164th Session, and many police line and management schools. He has an associate’s degree in Police Science from Tidewater Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Government Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management from Christopher Newport College.