Meet Mike McKinney
Mike has compiled more than forty-five years of experience in the criminal justice, emergency management and contractual security fields, most recently serving as National Account Manager and Regional Security Director for security contractors to the Simon Property Group.
As a seasoned emergency management Incident Commander, he has coordinated state resources in Illinois at the State Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Katrina, and numerous hazardous material incidents, catastrophic winter weather events, tornadoes and planned special events, and was the Incident Commander for the first two operational periods during the crippling floods in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009.
Mike is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Public Private Partnership Academy, the US Secret Service Academy and the Illinois State Police Academy. He was a Deputy Sheriff with the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department and also served in the role of American Heart Association Training Center Administrator.
Mike is the recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Special Award of Valor, the US Department of Justice Award for Public Service and the Illinois Department of Corrections Special Achievement Award. Mike has shared his talents as a guest instructor at the FBI Academy, a Certified Gang Crime Specialist, Response to Active Shooter Incidents, and Basic Life Support instructor.