Missaukee County Sheriff's Office

Wilbur "Wil" Yancer, Sheriff
Aaron Kearns, Undersheriff


Welcome to the Missaukee County Sheriff's Office Web Page. The Missaukee County Sheriff's Office is a progressive, technologically advanced agency geared to meet the needs of the residents of Missaukee County. As a leader in law enforcement and corrections programs, our members provide solid, proven service to the community. At this site you can find out who we are, interesting facts about our department and important safety information.

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                                                                      Sheriff Wilbur "Wil" Yancer, Jr

Sheriff Wil Yancer served in the US Army from 1976-79 as a Military Policeman and upon his honorable discharge, was hired by the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer.

In 1981, he attended the Delta College Police Academy and was promoted to Deputy Sheriff.

 In 1990, Sheriff Yancer was transferred to the Detective Bureau. He worked on the Auto Theft Team and was assigned to a multi-jurisdictional Property Crimes Team. In 1998, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant and became the supervisor of the Detective Bureau.

 In 2005, Sheriff Yancer was promoted to Lieutenant and supervised the Law Enforcement Division of the Sheriff’s Office. In December of 2007, he retired from the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office.

 In January of 2008, Sheriff Yancer was hired as the Undersheriff of Missaukee County and was appointed Sheriff in December of 2019.

 Sheriff Yancer has attended countless training and leadership development courses throughout his law enforcement career. He has received numerous awards including Officer of the Year twice from the Saginaw Exchange Club and Detective of the Year by the Police Officer’s Association of Michigan. He is the past coordinator of the Saginaw County Violent Crimes Task Force and Surveillance Team. He is also the past President of the Saginaw County Deputies Association and the County Law Enforcement Association.

 Sheriff Yancer is a current working board member of multiple agencies in the Missaukee County area including Cadillac Area Crime Stoppers, the Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT), and the Northern Michigan Mutual Aide Group.






Missaukee County is accepting applications for a full time Deputy position, which provides police services throughout Missaukee County. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, MCOLES certified or certifiable, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass background check, physical and drug screen. Starting pay is $19.46 per hour with a step increase to $25.95 after three years. The position includes benefits. Application forms are available for download here and must be submitted to the Missaukee Co. Sheriff’s Office or emailed to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   


If you have any questions please contact Undersheriff Kearns at 231 839-4338 x6 or by email at


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