Captain Harold Love, Michigan State Police (Ret.), Owner and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Harold J. Love & Associates
Harold Love served 25 years with the Michigan State Police (MSP), before retiring as a captain in 2013. During his tenure as captain, he served as commander of the 2nd District, comprised of over 350 personnel working at multiple work sites and multi-jurisdictional special enforcement teams covering 6 counties in Southeast Michigan. Throughout his career, Love served in different ranks and positions at worksites throughout southern lower Michigan, including incident commander and public information officer for dozens of critical incidents, planned events, and high-profile investigations, developing a reputation as a trusted leader among public safety and private sector partners.
Love learned early in his career the necessity and benefit of culturally competent behavioral health services after recovering from the effects of numerous critical incidents he experienced as a trooper. After rising through the ranks, he realized how under serviced members of the public safety profession are in the area of behavioral health services, which prompted him to earn a graduate degree in mental health counseling.
Love is a national board certified fully licensed professional counselor (LPC). He currently works in his private practice as a behavioral health clinician providing services to public safety professionals. He recently had an article entitled Resilience published in the November 2020 issue of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine.
Love earned a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Studies from Siena Heights University. He serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and is an active member of the Michigan and International Associations of Chiefs of Police. He has a passion for public service and a commitment to the education, coaching, and counseling of public safety professionals to enhance their personal development, longevity, and overall wellness.