Rick E. Risk
Rick E. Risk is a Deputy Sheriff and Certified Michigan Court Officer appointed in the 54B, 55th, 64A, 65A, 65B, 66th, 77-1, 77-2, 80-1, 80-2, 88-1 and 88-2 District Courts, and the 8th, 19th, 26th, 29th, 35th, 49th and 55th Circuit Courts. He is also deputized in Alpena, Clare, Clinton, Ionia, Livingston and Osceola counties.
He is a graduate of the Lansing Community College Law Enforcement Associate Degree program, a retired Police Officer and Corrections Specialist, a licensed Private Detective and serves as a Medical Examiner Investigator for Ionia County.
A member of the Michigan Court Officers’, Deputy Sheriffs’ and Process Servers Association since 1996, he served on the Board of Directors for 6 years, followed by 2 terms as President, and continues to serve as the Immediate Past President, Chairman of both the Technology and Grievance Committees and member of the Legislative, Education and Certification, Merchandising, Printed Media and Social Media committees.
In 2001 he was chosen along with several other prominent Court Officers from throughout Michigan to co-author the MCODSA Certification Exam and subsequent Study Guide, creating a testing procedure to assist courts in determining an individuals’ knowledge and proficiency of laws, court rules and expertise of proper procedures as they relate to civil process and judgment enforcement. Recently he co-authored the Law Enforcement Guide to Civil Process and Judgment Enforcement, a field reference manual provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. He is also a long-time member of both the MCPI (Michigan Council of Private Investigators) and the NCISS (National Council of Investigation & Security Services).
Dedicated to promoting education, training and integrity in the process serving profession, Rick has set his goal towards a state-wide mandate of the MCODSA Certification and registration program for all Court Officers and Process Servers.
Rick is a frequent guest lecturer and tutor on civil process and the enforcement of judgments.
Rick and his wife Marti reside in Lake Odessa and have three sons, Ben, Matt and Dave, all of which are staff members and actively involved in the business.