Captain David Kennedy


Captain Kennedy was hired at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 as a Corrections Officer and later promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 1994. Captain Kennedy was first assigned to the Afternoon Shift Road Patrol for just over 3 years. He then was transferred to the County of Macomb Enforcement Team (C.O.M.E.T.) where he worked as a detective with the Violent Crime Task Force (V.C.T.F.).

Captain Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant-1 in March of 2000 and then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2002.  Captain Kennedy was transferred into the Detective Bureau in 2003 where he remained as an investigator/team leader until 2011. During his tenure as team leader, he oversaw four other investigators while investigating property crimes and crimes against person(s).

Captain Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2011 working the midnight shift and later commanding the Macomb Township substation.  In 2012, Captain Kennedy was transferred back into the Detective Bureau as the commanding officer. This position included supervising detectives, Youth Bureau, Computer Crimes, Friend of the Court investigators and the polygraph operator.

Captain Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Captain in January 2016. He now oversees all investigative units within the Sheriff’s Office including: Detective Bureau, Sheriff’s Enforcement Team, Macomb Auto Theft Squad, S.W.A.T. and the Training division.

Captain Kennedy’s educational background:

Fenton High School – 1982

Siena Heights University – Bachelor of Applied Science – 2008

Macomb County Public Service Institute Center for Police Management and Leadership Studies - 2011

Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command - 2014