Sheriff Mike Andrews has 38 years of experience with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in the Investigations, Training, and Patrol Divisions. Additional duties during his tenure with Sheriff’s Office include the Emergency Response Team and the Search and Recovery Team. He has served as a General Instructor and Specialized Instructor for in-service training and new recruits in Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
Sheriff Andrews has received leadership and supervision training through the Law Enforcement Executive Program offered by North Carolina State University and the Institute of Government. He is also a graduate of Carolina Command College, hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sheriff Andrews is a graduate of the 208th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In 2016, Sheriff Andrews completed the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute, which was provided by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association. In addition, Sheriff Andrews has an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the State of North Carolina. Sheriff Andrews was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for being a law enforcement leader who has advanced and supported Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training within the agency and our state. In 2016 Sheriff Andrews successfully completed the Sheriff’s Leadership Institute conducted by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. He is also a member of the Sheriff’s Association Training Committee and In-Service Committee for all law enforcement personnel in the state.
Sheriff Andrews is a lifelong residence of Durham County and is married to Pamela Andrews, a retired Durham Public Schools Teacher of 30 years. He is a father and grandfather that believes in every child’s future as well as the safety of every man and woman who serves their community.