Sheriff Brian BeGole
Dedication to Service
Brian comes from a family of public servants. His brother, Bruce, was a U.S. Customs Agent, his uncle, Lee, was Novi's first police chief and served for over 40 years, and his father, George, was a judge in Shiwassee County's 66th District Court for 16 years. Brian's nearly 30 years of police work in Shiawassee County showcases his wish to be a public servant, not a politician. Over countless hours on the beat, Brian has continually interacted with residents, leaders, and employers, gaining great insight into what the sheriff's office needs to perform effectively.
Dedication to Family
Brian and his wife Tammy have their roots here in Shiawassee County, raising their eight children on BeGole family land in rural Antrim Township. His mother, Carol, still lives on the land, just down the road, in the 140 year old brick farm house where Brian and his siblings grew up. His brother Bob keeps the BeGole farm running, and the entire family works to keep the buildings and grounds much like they would have been around the turn of the century.
Dedication to Community
Being raised by a Shiawassee County Judge instilled in Brian a sense of pride in his community that remains to this day. After graduating from the police academy, he came home to protect and serve his neighbors and to raise his family. He's been on the road keeping Shiawassee County and its residents safe over the years, a job where the reward of helping citizens outweighs the difficulty. When Brian is home, he enjoys several hobbies, such as working on his barn using materials salvaged from old farms across the county, preserving our community's history and protecting its heritage.