Captain John R. Roberts
Chief of Staff
Captain John Roberts is currently the Chief of Staff for the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. He is the former division commander, which areas included the Detective Bureau, Evidence Technicians, M.A.C.E. (Computer Crimes), Youth Services, Special Enforcement Team, C.O.M.E.T. , M.A.T.S. (Auto Theft), S.W.A.T. , and the Training Division among others.
Chief of Staff Roberts began his career as a corrections officer in 1983. He worked various areas throughout the Jail. He was promoted to deputy where he worked various assignments such as Marine Division, Evidence Technician, Township Sub-Stations, and Traffic Division.
He was then promoted to Corporal (Sergeant-1) and worked various assignments including the Detective Bureau. He was promoted to Sergeant where he worked as the Administrative Sergeant in the Detective Bureau and on the Marine Division. Later he was promoted to Lieutenant where areas he worked included the Marine Division and Uniform Services Lieutenant. In 2001 he was promoted to Chief of Staff and was placed in charge of Jail Operations until 2007 when he became in charge of the Administrative Services Division. In 2011 he was promoted to Chief of Staff.
Chief of Staff John Roberts has received several commendations and awards from the Sheriff’s Office and other agencies. He has continued his learning experience throughout his career attending college and an extensive list of training classes and seminars. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI National Academy, Leadership Macomb, and the Macomb County Leadership Training.