Mick is a retired Detective Senior Sergeant of Victoria Police, having commenced service in 1989. During his time with the police, Mick performed duties as a frontline responder, before transitioning to the role of Detective Senior Constable in Melbourne’s western suburbs and then the Armed Offenders Squad for three years.
In 2001, Mick was promoted to Sergeant and subsequently to a Detective Sergeant, where he spent 11 years supervising investigations at the Drug Taskforce, Sexual Crimes Squad, Phoenix Taskforce (Black Saturday Bushfires), Western Region Investigation Units and within high-risk covert areas in support of high harm / high community impact incidents.
In 2015, Mick was promoted to Detective Senior Sergeant and over a 9-year period, was an investigation manager in Regional, Crime Command and Covert areas of policing, in which the prevention and disruption of offences and prosecution of offenders, occurred in support of enhanced community safety.
Mick established the Wayward Taskforce into extremely violent crimes of aggravated home invasions and carjackings by networked youth offenders, as well as a High-Risk Family Violence Unit that focuses on disrupting offences and supporting and rehabilitating vulnerable members of the community who are at risk of high harm through repeat victimisation.