PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Filling Vacancy - Antrim County Sheriff

May 18, 2023


The position of Antrim County Sheriff will become vacant upon the retirement of Sheriff Daniel Bean, effective September 8, 2023.  Per MCL 201.35, a statutory committee consisting of the judge of probate, the clerk, and the prosecuting attorney, shall appoint an interim Sheriff. 

Anyone interested in applying for the position, shall submit a written request/letter of interest to the Antrim County Clerk, P.O. Box 520, Bellaire, MI 49615 by June 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  As provided in Section 1 of Article XI of the State Constitution, the person appointed shall take and subscribe to the oath of office, grant bond in the manner required by law, and hold the office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

The Antrim County Sheriff is an elected official. The open position will be on the 2024 ballot.

Michigan Compiled Law Chapter 51, Sections 51.68 to 51.367, governs the duties of the Antrim County Sheriff.  Michigan Compiled Law Chapter X, Sections 168.191-168.211 governs the process to fill open vacancies.

A summary of the Antrim County Sheriff’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Upholding the Michigan and United States Constitutions.
  • Providing twenty-four hour coverage, seven days a week, 365 days a year to the citizens of Antrim County.
  • Supervising/Managing the Sheriff Office’s 60 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.
  • Supervising/Managing internal divisions of the Road, Recreation Patrols, Corrections Officers, 911 Dispatch Operators and Director, Zero Tolerance, and Medical provider unit.
  • Overseeing the Victims Services Unit.
  • Constitutional responsibility for the Jail and its operations.
  • Providing service of civil process and criminal subpoenas.
  • Responding to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.
  • Managing a $4.5 million dollar budget.
  • Attending Bi-monthly Board of Commissioners meetings.
  • Attending numerous board meetings to include, but not limited to: 911 Board and Chair of Committee, Victim Services meetings, 15 local township monthly meetings, Community Mental Health Step-up Program, Opioid prevention meetings with Catholic Human Services, Antrim County Emergency Services (ACES) monthly meetings.
  • Volunteering and participating in Community Outreach programs, i.e. Commission on Aging.


                                                                                                Sheryl Guy, County Clerk