Commander

Captain Emmitt McGowan
Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Michigan State Police

Captain Emmitt McGowan serves as commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) and has held this position since July 2018. As commander, he serves as the Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, responsible for the statewide management and administration of emergency management and homeland security programs, as well as the supervision of the division's employees.

Captain McGowan enlisted with the department in 1996, as a member of the 114th Trooper Recruit School. During his 22-year career, McGowan held a variety of positions, including serving as the department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and managing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Explosive Training Program while assigned to the MSP/EMHSD. He was also the commander of the Detroit and Southeast Michigan Information and Intelligence Center (DSEMIIC) and the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC) for Homeland Security.

Prior to taking on the role as commander of MSP/EMHSD, Captain McGowan was assigned to the MSP Second District where he served as assistant commander responsible for oversight of the Detroit Metro North Post, Detroit Metro South Post and the Special Enforcement Section.