Mike Booth has fought the war on crime in many places around the world working with some of the best Law Enforcement organizations in the United States. Now Mike will continue that fight in Pottawatomie County as Sheriff.
“As your Sheriff, I will I.C.E. (Identify, Confront, Eliminate) as many elements and conditions contributing to crime in Pottawatomie County as possible, using every resource available.”
Sheriff Booth was elected November 2008 and comes to the office after working as a Criminal Investigator for the District Attorney’s office. A position he started nine and a half years ago. Prior to that, starting in 1986, he worked at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the positions that Mike held during his twelve year career with the sheriff’s office include Detective/Captain, D.A.R.E. officer, Training officer, Field deputy and Field Reserve Deputy.
Following the September 11th attack on America, Mike was immediately recalled to active duty where he served with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Naples, Italy. He worked with other agents in counter-terrorism, dignitary protection and investigations. As of August 1, 2002, Mike retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves after having served his country for approximately twenty-three years.
Mike Booth joined the U.S. Navy in 1974 and served aboard the U.S.S. Hull, the most heavily armed Destroyer in the world, until 1979. His ship was sent to the waters off the coast of Vietnam and spent a considerable amount of time patrolling the coastline of the Korean peninsula during tense times between North and South Korea.
Mike served as an Operations Supervisor for the “Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit.” During that time, Booth’s team worked with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs agency and Border Patrol conducting operations against international drug smugglers from the Mexican border to Puerto Rico. That service resulted in some of the largest organized drug busts during that time. Booth is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and has earned numerous awards, medals, ribbons and accommodations while serving our country.
Mike Booth is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of McLoud High School. He was the first state welding contest winner as a student at Gordon Cooper Vocational Technical School. He and his wife Karen have six children and eight grandchildren. Mike enjoys scuba diving, boating and fishing with his family.