Mike Wagner joined the Boulder County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office in 1997, becoming a sworn deputy in January 2000. Mike currently serves as a commander in the Operations Division, where he has command authority over the Court Security Unit, Civil Unit, Public Information Unit, in addition to serving as the agency's Public Information Officer (PIO). Mike previously held assignments in administration, investigations, civil, training, and patrol.
Mike regularly teaches and consults throughout the country on topics that include leadership, ethics, train-the-trainer, decision-making, communication, use of force, training unit management and program development, and field training programs, among others. Mike has worked with Strata Leadership, and its predecessor organization, since 2004, and has served as a consulting partner since 2011.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. Mike was born and raised in Boulder County, Colorado, where he still resides with his wife and their children.