Your Voice In Annapolis
Michael A. Jackson is no stranger to public service and his strong commitment to the community has been a consistent theme demonstrated through his leadership and personal skills. A lifelong Prince George’s County resident, he has used his diverse array of professional experiences to serve as a dedicated, responsive leader on the local and state level. Michael began his legacy of service to our nation in the United States Marine Corps. After serving our country, Michael became a deputy with the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department. Even then he became a leader among his peers when he chose to serve as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police for five years. He left that position when he was elected as the Prince George’s County Sheriff, serving two terms beginning in 2002.
While Michael served as the Prince George’s County Sheriff, the United States Congress honored his executive management and leadership skills when he established the first Domestic Violence Intervention Unit in the Mid-Atlantic Region, a unit that operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Michael’s work with domestic violence is nationally recognized and the Domestic Violence Intervention Unit is a national model for law enforcement organizations. Michael became the 2007 Governor’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and he received the Victims' Rights Caucus Award in 2008.
After serving as a dedicated, innovative Sheriff, the Governor appointed Michael to lead the Leadership Development Institute and the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. He is also an associate professor at the University of Maryland University College where he teaches criminal justice.
Michael became a state Delegate in 2014 and has served his constituents well. His priorities always include education, public safety, quality communities, employment and best labor practices. In 2019, he became the Prince George's County Delegation Leader for the House. The President of the Maryland State Senate, The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr, describes Delegate Jackson as "uniquely qualified for the job of Delegate in 27B. As a former Marine with a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins in Management and as a former law enforcement office and manager of a department with a budget of almost forty million dollars, Mike has the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in safeguarding the needs of Prince George’s and Calvert Counties and all of Maryland.”
Michael is also highly engaged with his family and in the community. He and his wife, Kimberly Jackson, have been married for almost thirty years. They have an adult son, Aaron, two grandchildren, Naila and Aaron, and one more bundle of joy on the way. The Jacksons are lifelong members of Mount Calvary Catholic Church.