Sheriff Bailey has proudly served the residents of Berrien County as a police officer for 33 years and was elected Sheriff in 2001. The Sheriff is the executive head and is vested with full power and authority over the organization as outlined by the Constitution and statues of the State of Michigan.
Sheriff Bailey is a graduate of Eau Claire High School, and has attended Lake Michigan College, Willmar Community College and Western Michigan University. The Sheriff was the Chief of Police in Stevensville, Michigan and was a patrolman for Schoolcraft Police Department and St. Joseph Township Police Department.
Sheriff Bailey is married to his high school sweetheart Peggy they have been married for 33 years and they have three daughters, one son, and four grandkids who he enjoys spending time with. The Bailey's are members of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Niles.
State Community Corrections Board Appointment by Michigan Governor Snyder
Knights of Columbus
911 Advisory Board
Member of FOP 100
Member of Neighborhood Watch Group
VSU (Victim Services Unit) Coordinator
Member of Michigan Sheriffs Assoc.. and National Sheriffs Assoc..
MACP (Michigan Assoc.. of Chiefs of Police)
Member of “Fight Crime-Invest In Kids” of Michigan
Member of Niles Chamber of Commerce
Four time winner of “Officer of the Year” for St. Joseph Township Police Department 1986, 1993, 1996 and 1999