Michael Sampson is a retired Sergeant with the Massachusetts State Police having over 25 years of honorable service. He has an extensive criminal justice background including but not limited to having earned a Baccalaureate (BS/Westfield State College) and Master’s Degree (MA/Curry College) in Criminal Justice, an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps/Reserve (8 years, including a deployment to Saudi Arabia/Desert Shield and Storm), a Child Care Worker with the Department of Youth Services and a Correctional Officer with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Curry College (19 years) and an Adjunct Professor at Nichols College. During his tenure with the MSP, he was a detective for a total of 18 years with both the Hampden and Worcester County District Attorneys Detective Units; investigating Homicide, Narcotic and other violent and white-collar crimes. He was also a Drill Instructor for the 79th Recruit Training Troop, led the MSP Organized Crime Unit (attached to the FBI OC/Springfield) and retired out of the MSP/Gaming Enforcement Unit. He is the recipient of numerous awards, recognitions, and commendations from local, state, federal agencies. In 2014 he was granted Top Secret Clearance (TS SSBI) while attached to the FBI. He is also an inductee of the Worcester Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame and sits on the Boston Public Schools Advisory Board for Higher Education.