LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
The primary responsibility of the Law Enforcement Division is to provide the highest quality of public services and safety to the citizens and visitors of Benzie County.
Benzie County is situated in Northwestern Lower Michigan, covering approximately 340 square miles, consisting of 54 named lakes and numerous smaller ones, and 25 miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. The Benzie County Sheriffs’ Office serves a population of 17,800. Our population grows seasonally to approximately 50,000+ during the summer tourist period, which can pose unique challenges for law enforcement.
The Benzie County Sheriff's Office is the primary provider for law enforcement services to the Benzie County community. This agency provides the best possible protection we can with the resources provided.
Services provided by our Law Enforcement Division include patrolling the roads and highways of Benzie County, issuing citations, performing criminal investigations and arresting violators of the law.
Sheriff Kyle Rosa has proudly served the citizens of Benzie County since 1989. Beginning as court Officer under Sheriff Zane Gray, Rosa has functioned as a Corrections Officer, Marine Deputy, Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, Road Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Undersheriff. He was recently elected to the Office Of Sheriff for a four year term beginning January 1, 2021. Rosa's desire to serve comes from a long family history of first responders and military personnel. His great, great, great Grandfather Addison P. Wheelock was the first Sheriff of Benzie County back in 1870. He grew up in Long Lake Township and graduated from Traverse City Central High School. He went on to achieve an associated degree in applied Science/Criminal Justice and completed the Police Academy at Northwestern Michigan College in 1988. That same year, he moved to family property in Lake Ann and became a permanent Benzie County resident. His dedication and commitment to service Benzie County residents is ever present by his countless hours of volunteering at community events. He has been married for 32 years, has two adult children and four amazing grandchildren. Rosa has many hours of training in the field of law enforcement and is a DNR certified instructor in Marine, Snowmobile, and ATV safety. On his days off he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, spending time at his U.P. cabin, and ATV riding.
Gregory Hubers was appointed Undersheriff on July 31, 2020. Hubers joined the Benzie County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as a Law Enforcement - Court Officer after retiring from the Michigan State Police having served for 25 years.
Lt. Lamerson has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 1997. He has served as a Deputy Sheriff- Law Enforcement, Detective, Sergeant and as Undersheriff.
Sergeant Ketz has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 1998. He serves as a Road Patrol Sergeant and is the Agency's K-9 handler with his partner Rexo.
Detective Sgt. Cody Kastl
Deputy Cody Kastl has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 2001. He has served as Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement and Detective. Mr. Kastl was promoted to Detective Sgt in March 2021.
Sergeant Packard has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 2003. He serves as a Sergeant - Law Enforcement.
Deputy Send has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 2008. He serves as a Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement.
Deputy Miller has been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office since 2012. He has served as a Marine/Snowmobile Deputy, Deputy Sheriff - Corrections and Law Enforcement. He currently serves as the School Resource Officer for the Benzie Central School System.
Deputy Mitchell Smith
Deputy Kirk Parker
Deputy Ryan Dumond
Serving Benzie County since 2020 as a Road Deputy.