– By Margaret Lukasik
Al Mingo is a retired police officer who received numerous awards and accolades durning the years he served on the police force. In 1974 Al graduated from the Lake Michigan College Criminal Justice program and has been certified as a Michigan law enforcement officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) SINCE 1974.
During his years of service, he graduated from the 92nd Michigan Department of State Police Trooper Recruit School in 1978. He was also trained as a Drug Abuse Resistance Eduation (D.A.R.E.) officer by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1988 and became one of the first D.A.R.E.officers to serve in Michigan. He completed numerous courses on law enforcement-related training.