Michael Munck’s 27 Years in Law Enforcement

Michael Munck

Michael Munck

Deputy Chief (Ret.), Exeter  (NH) Police Department 

Michael Munck began his law enforcement career enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer in 1992. In 1994, he obtained his first job in civilian policing and worked as a patrol officer for the Rollinsford, N.H. Police Department, where he was awarded the Medal of Valor for saving an individual who was drowning in a river. He transferred to the Milton, N.H. PD in 1996, and then in 1998 to Exeter, N.H., where he served the remainder of his career for 24 years.

In Exeter, Michael worked several years in Patrol assigned as a Field Training Officer before finding his calling as a Detective. Assigned as the Department’s Juvenile Detective, Michael worked for years helping child abuse victims and their families, adult sexual assault victims, serving as a DARE instructor, and combating the online exploitation of minors as a member the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He received numerous awards, including being named a “Champion for Children” by the local Child Advocacy Center and being awarded Officer of the Year three times.

A passionate trainer, Mike spent a large part of his career teaching firearms, officer safety, active shooter/warm zone response, and negotiations.

Later in his career, Michael decided to pursue promotion and rapidly rose through the ranks serving as Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, CID Captain, and finally Deputy Chief, the position he held until his retirement in 2022. Additionally, he served for 10 years as a Crisis Negotiator on a regional SWAT Team eventually becoming the Executive Officer in charge of CNT.

He has always held that police work is a front row ticket to the greatest show on earth, and his hope for his current and future brothers and sisters in law enforcement is that they care for themselves and their co-workers, that they remain safe, and that they always remember at the end of the day the job just comes down to “People Helping People.”

Dep. Chief (Ret.) Munck with Chief Stephan Poulin on his retirement day
Dep. Chief (Ret.) Munck with Chief Stephan Poulin on his retirement day
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