Mark M. McClellan, also known as “Mac” to most, is a Retired Clare county Sheriff’s Deputy, retiring on July 3rd, 2010 with 30.5 years with Clare County.
Prior to coming to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1980, Mark started out his career in Law Enforcement in Lake county (Baldwin) in September of 1974, working as a Dispatcher, Corrections officer, Marine/snowmobile officer, then on to Road Deputy prior to going to Police Academy in 1978 at Kalamazoo valley community College. Mark worked for Lake County Sheriff’s Department till October of 1979, coming to Clare County in January of 1980 hired by Sheriff Ghazey Aleck.
During Mark’s 30.5 years in Clare County, he started out as a Road Deputy and progressed through the ranks and positions and in a short three years, was promoted to command position of Corporal, overseeing the operations of dispatch, corrections and road patrol, while also being on the Clare County Dive Team.
When former Sheriff Howard Haskin took over after Sheriff Aleck retired, Corporal positions were then promoted to Sergeants. During Sheriff Haskin’s term’s, Mark continued on with Dive Team, helped form an Emergency Response Team, became a Canine Handler with “Watson” the first Bloodhound for Clare County for 10 years, worked with the Detective Bureau assigned to Criminal Sexual Assault Case’s for two years, Training officer for Resource Officers along with all the other duties assigned.