Law Enforcement Awards

2020 Employee of the Year 

Deputy Matthew McKinley

Matthew McKinley

Current Assignment: Deputy, East Bay Township Community Police Officer

Matthew McKinley is the 2020 Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division Employee of the Year.  He has been employed with the GTSO since 2003.  While at the Sheriff’s Office he has worked as a Community Police Officer in Fife Lake, Acme and East Bay Townships, he served as a School Resource Officer, is a current member of the Sheriff’s Office Peer Support Team, a Field Training Officer and a Hostage Negotiator. 

He is an asset to our department and our community which he supports through a humanitarian program he organized that links community organizations with people in need and helps collect and distribute clothing, household essentials, money and items for the less fortunate families within our community.