Governor Whitmer selected Captain James F. Grady II to lead the Michigan State Police (MSP), which includes a promotion to the rank of colonel.
- Captain Grady has more than 25 years of experience in public safety, including nearly a decade of leadership at MSP.
- He currently manages the Training Division, which is responsible for conducting MSP recruit schools and in-service training for current members.
- Captain Grady has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and criminology from Eastern Michigan University and is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration from Clearly University with expected completion in 2025.
- The promotion took effect on September 28, 2023. He replaces Colonel Joe Gasper who is retiring.
The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.