State Police Commander Retires

LANSING.  Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue

has announced the retirement of Capt. Myles McCormack after 26 years of

service.  McCormack was commander of the department’s Eighth District,

which is comprised of seven posts covering Michigan’s Upper


McCormack began his career with the MSP in 1985, graduating as a member

of the 99th Trooper Recruit School.  Over his 26-year career, McCormack

served at the Flat Rock, L’Anse, Negaunee, and St. Ignace posts.

In 1994, McCormack was promoted to first lieutenant and was assigned to

the St. Ignace Post.  In 1998, he was promoted to inspector at the

Eighth District Headquarters in Marquette before being promoted to his

current rank of captain in 2003.

He has held the ranks of trooper, sergeant, detective sergeant, first

lieutenant, inspector and captain.

McCormack graduated from Finlandia University in 1979, the Northern

Michigan University Regional Police Academy in 1980, and the FBI

National Academy 197th Session in 1999.  Prior to McCormack joining the

State Police he worked for the Houghton City Police Department for five

years as a patrol officer.