Michael has been a Collin County resident for over 12 years. The majority of time he has lived in Plano. Michael is married to Kim Missildine, and they have three boys, one son of their own and two step sons. His oldest son graduated from Allen High School, his middle son graduated from Plano East, and his youngest attends Plano Senior High School. Michael has several hobbies, including; education and learning, history, politics, working out at the gym, computer programming and hardware, auto mechanics, air-soft competitions, gaming (Console and PC), and traveling. As of June 2020, Mike became a new grandfather.
Michael was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Amarillo High School and was a member of the marching band, a percussionist. During his senior year, he was the president of the AHS Auto Mechanics chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Michael graduated from AHS in 1993. Michael was raised with strong conservative morals and family values. He was taught to treat every person fairly and equally. He attended St. Stephen United Methodist church and was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in a local Amarillo area Den and Troop.
One of Michael’s passions is education. His educational journey spans 23+ years. He started college in 1994, earning a certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician that same year. He continued his education while working full-time throughout his career in law enforcement. Mike has earned several degrees to date, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in a General Psychology program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Mike recently successfully defended his dissertation and is now awaiting his research to be approved and published.
1994 – Emergency Medical Technician – Amarillo College
1996 – Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy (TCOLE Peace Officer) – Amarillo College
2013 – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences – Midwestern State University
2014 – Master of Public Administration – Columbia Southern University
2016 – Master of Science, Leadership – Grand Canyon University
2021 – Doctor of Philosophy, General Psychology - Grand Canyon University
Michael’s law enforcement career spans 23+ years. He has served with various departments, in various divisions. Michael started in law enforcement at the age of 19 in 1995 with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office in Amarillo, Texas as a Dispatcher and Jailer. Michael’s career continued with agencies such as the West Texas A&M University Police Department, United States Border Patrol, Tarrant County College Police Department, Dallas County Constable Pct. 2, and Collin County Constable Pct. 4.
Mike has served in areas such as dispatch, jail, patrol, patrol supervisor, training, training coordinator, warrants, civil process, court bailiff, investigations, special writ execution officer, police computer systems administrator, property and evidence manager, tactical team (SWAT), firearms instructor, and Chief Deputy. His certifications include Basic Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Basic SWAT, and Advanced SWAT. Michael has also earned the prestigious designations from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a Master Peace Officer and Civil Process Proficiency Certification.
His experience includes working closely with Justice, County, and District Courts, and he possesses extensive knowledge in civil and criminal law. He is known by his peers to be an expert in both civil and criminal law. Teaching has been a passion of Michael for many years. Michael has taught management and leadership courses for the Caruth Police Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas and he spent a year teaching about mental health for the Texas Justice Court Training Center. Mike’s education and professional experience provides him with unique qualifications to serve as Justice of the Peace.
Boards, Committees, and Association Memberships
He has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his life and career. In high school, he was the president of the Amarillo High Auto Mechanics Chapter of the Vocation and Industrial Clubs of America. More recently, he was President of the Deputy Reserve Constables Association with Dallas County Pct. 2, Vice President of the Dallas County Constable’s Association, and Secretary of the Collin County Deputies Association. Mike served as the Secretary of the Justice of the Peace and Constable’s Association of Texas Constable Education Committee. He has been a long time member of the JPCA of Texas and Texas Municipal Police Association. Mike is also a member of the North Texas JPCA, State Guard Association of the United States, State Guard Association of Texas, and National Guard Association of Texas. Mike is also a member of the Plano Sunrise Rotary club, where he recently earned the prestigious designation as a Paul Harris Fellow. Lastly, Mike is a sponsor of Golden Corridor Republican Women, Plano Republican Women, Collin County Conservative Republicans, and is a member of many other Republican organizations.
Michael has received several awards during his career. In 2001, he was awarded the Medal of Merit from Tarrant County College Police Department for his technical contributions to the department. Mike has received two awards this year (2017). He has been awarded the prestigious designation of JPCA of Texas Deputy Constable of the Year for 2017, and most recently awarded again for 2018. In July of 2017, Michael was also awarded the Going the Extra Mile Award of Collin County by Constable Joe Wright.
As a law enforcement officer, Michael has always been involved in keeping the community safe and serving his community to the best of his ability. As Justice of the Peace, Michael continues this service. He is a member of the Plano Sunrise Rotary club. In 2019, Michael was offered and accepted a part-time commission as an officer in the Texas State Guard, which will provide him an additional opportunity to serve the citizens of Collin County and the State of Texas. Michael serves as an officer in 1st Brigade, 2nd Battalion.
Michael is a conservative republican. He believes in the constitution, rule of law, limited government, fiscal responsibility, and equal rights for every person. He is a Christian who believes in a Christian world-view of love, respect, and equal treatment for every person. Michael has been a public servant for most of his life, and would like to continue his service to the community as your Justice of the Peace of Precinct 3. Michael will be running for a second term in 2022. If you are interested in helping with the campaign, please register your name and email on this website, or send Michael a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support and God bless!