Mike Buckel, vice president of operations for Sonitrol Tri-County, Grand Blanc, Mich., has been appointed to the Flint Police Foundation’s board of directors. Buckel, a lifelong-Genesee County resident, will help lead the foundation’s various public-private partnership initiatives to better equip Flint police officers in their fight against crime. Buckel started his security career at Sonitrol as a sales representative for the city of Flint in 1992. Since then, he has held various positions within the company.
In addition, Buckel serves as the treasurer of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint’s board of directors, and is a member of the advisory board for Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County. He is also a member of ASIS International, the security industry’s leading professional organization.
Sonitrol Tri-County provides Michigan businesses with a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions. According to the company, Sonitrol has the best apprehension rate in the industry and the fewest dispatches for false alarms.
“I believe our technology sets us apart,” Buckel said. “The ability to verify an alarm in real time gives Sonitrol unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement. This is a key advantage as a growing number of municipalities pass verified response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police will dispatch officers to the site.”