Chief Michael Hansen began his law enforcement career in 1978. His last assignment was with the City of Conroe Police where he served for 29 years achieving the rank of Assistant Chief for that rapidly growing city and department of more than 150 employees.
Chief Hansen was fortunate to have been provided many opportunities during his career. Besides his many years in patrol and crime scene investigations some of his other assignments included; motorcycles, field training, accident investigations, SWAT team, scuba dive team, physical fitness coordinator and honor guard. He supervised such units as bicycle patrol, K-9 unit, reserves, dispatch, records, and the training academy.
He spearheaded projects that resulted in the implementation of a mobile incident command vehicle, basic police officers academy, integrated dispatch and records management system and trunked radio system.
Chief Hansen is dedicated to public service. He has been a regular instructor at colleges and police academies on topics such as community policing, ethics, history, patrol procedures, SWAT, scuba, crime scene investigation, problem solving and firearms. Chief Hansen has been a PADI scuba instructor and course director since 1990.
Chief Hansen holds a Masters Certification, certified firearms instructor and certified crime prevention specialist from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
His undergraduate work was in business administration and management. He holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is also a graduate of the 184th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the 54th session of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College.
Chief Hansen is a member of both International and Texas Associations of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Association and the SHSU Alumni Association. He has regularly severed on the boards for charitable and youth sports organizations.
Chief Hansen is married to his best friend Kimberly and they have three children; Lisa, Emily and Devin.