Michael Merson

Michael Merson grew up in Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Army and served in the Military Police Corps. He earned the rank of Sergeant before leaving the army after nearly seven and a half years. Michael then was hired by the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he served his community for ten years. An injury on duty forced him into early retirement from policing.

Currently, Michael is the Department Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Pikes Peak Community College. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from Colorado State University and his Master of Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado.

Michael met his wife Stefanie in Colorado Springs, and they have been married for over twenty-five years. They have two beautiful daughters, Michaela and Mackenzie. Michaela is a nurse at Penrose St. Francis and Mackenzie is in college pursuing a degree in English.

In the past, Michael has served on the El Paso County Community Corrections Board. He has also served as the Director of Security for the Rocky Mountain State Games. Currently, Michael serves on the PPCC Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Michael has a passion for working with veterans and active-duty military members. His position at the college brings him in contact with many veterans and military members in the community.

Michael is a writer and has published both non-fiction and fiction books.

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