Brian Gutowski, Manistee County Sheriff

Brian joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2014, he promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Law Enforcement Services Division. In 2017, he joined the administrative team when he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In this capacity, Brian was named the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for Manistee County. In 2020, he accepted the position of Undersheriff.  In 2021, Brian started as the elected Sheriff of Manistee County.

Duties & Responsibilities

Oversees personnel management functions of scheduling, work assignments, reviewing performance and dealing with employee related matters.

Monitors daily operations of assigned areas, confers with supervisory officers regarding incidents and problems, and ensures compliance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies.

Reviews reports of subordinate personnel and prepares regular reports of activities to the Sheriff.

Performs various administrative functions including preparing of budgets, writing grants, and overseeing programs and services offered by the Sheriff's Office.

Handles complaints from citizens and determines appropriate action to resolve the matters.

Coordinates departmental training for employees.

Oversees departmental equipment including vehicles, boats, radios, etc.

Attends meetings with various groups to explain policies and services and collect input on law enforcement issues.  Make presentations to schools, community organizations, and others.

Oversees and participates in maintenance of all records and reports, ensuring compliance with applicable statues and regulations of various agencies.

Freedom of Information (FOIA) Coordinator.