Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, has 40 years of law enforcement experience. He started out working as a patrolman in 1971, with the Richmond Police Department and in 1973, with the Berea Police Department.
He began his career in 1974 with the Kentucky State Police and retired from the Kentucky State Police with 28 years of service in 2003. He served as Chief Deputy for Madison County, Sheriff Jerry Comb’s when he came into office on January 3, 2011 and was appointed Sheriff of Madison County on May 20, 2013 after Sheriff Comb’s sudden death, to fill out Sheriff’s Combs remaining term and then was elected as Sheriff of Madison County in 2014 and again in 2018.
He is a lifelong resident of Madison County, he and his wife Linda, have three children, a son, who is a sergeant with the Kentucky State Police, twin daughters and four grandchildren.
He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration and graduated from KLEC and the Kentucky State Police Academies.
He was an instructor for Eastern Kentucky University’s, Graduated License Program, for 11 years. He was 2017 Kentucky Sheriff of the Year. Sheriff Coyle serves on the Professional Standards Committee.