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Captain Kevin Hiller is a lifelong resident of Jackson County and graduated from Jackson High School in 1984. After graduation he served in the United States Marine Corps in an Infantry Battalion and was honorably discharged in 1988. Captain Hiller began his career in August of 1989 with the Jackson Police Department as a cadet and attended the Washtenaw Police Academy. In January of 1991, Captain Hiller was promoted to the rank of Patrol Officer and served as an Acting Detective, Administrative Officer, School Liaison Officer and Narcotics Officer on the Concentrated Response Against Crime (CRAC) unit. In 1998, Captain Hiller received a promotion to the rank of Sergeant where he served on Patrol, as the Administrative Sergeant, in Operations Support, on the Special Response Team as an Operator / Negotiator and on the Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET).
In 2006, Captain Hiller received the highest honor afforded an officer at the Jackson Police Department when he was bestowed the Medal of Honor. The citation reads, “The peril you confronted on April 19, 2006, was of such an extraordinary nature, that it was far above and beyond the normal call of duty and constituted an exceptional case in which you faced extraordinarily hazardous circumstances putting your life and the life of others at risk.” Captain Hiller also received the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Distinguished Service Award for the same incident. In 2016, Captain Hiller retired from the Jackson Police Department after serving faithfully for 27 years. In 2017, Captain Hiller began serving as a Special Agent for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office investigating high dollar fraud, embezzlement and elder abuse. In May of 2021 he accepted a position with the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff as the Patrol Division Commander.
Captain Hiller sought after and obtained a Master’s Degree with an emphasis on Business / Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. He also attended the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command as well as the Leadership Academy offered through the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Captain Hiller has successfully completed many levels of the Incident Command System offered through the United States Department of Justice.
Captain Hiller is married to Rachael and together they have four children, Whitney, Keegan, Mary-Kate and Brady. Captain Hiller serves on the board of advisors for the Child Advocacy Center, Jackson County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Jackson Career Center Criminal Justice Program and the Salvation Army.