Captain Mike Siler
Homeland Security, Training
Captain Richard Siler has served in law enforcement since 1988 as a member of the Jackson Police Department. He began his career as a Patrol Officer assigned to the Patrol Division. During his assignment to the Patrol Division, he also served as a Field Training Officer. In 1990 Captain Siler successfully assessed for a position on the department’s S.W.A.T. Team and became a member that same year. He rose through the ranks to that of Lieutenant and assumed the command of the team in 1999.
Captain Siler served 25 years with the department’s S.W.A.T. Team and was involved in numerous high risk operations, dignitary protection events and specialized assignments. During his assignment to S.W.A.T. he also served as the department’s Chief Firearm Instructor and trained officers in numerous other areas as well.
Captain Siler is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and holds several instructor certifications. He has attended numerous schools, encompassing various disciplines from S.W.A.T., Officer Safety, Patrol Tactics and instructor related topics. Captain Siler retired after serving 23 years in the United States Army. He served in several different capacities including Drill Sergeant.