Michael Capps

Assistant Police Chief


Chief Capps, a lifelong resident of Henderson County, has been involved in Emergency Services his whole life. Michael started as a Junior Firefighter at the age of 15. He began his law enforcement career in 1996. Since then, he has worked in different capacities and with many agencies, ranging from patrol, K9, Swat, Investigations, narcotics, and undercover work.
Michael joined the Laurel Park Police Department in 2013, as a Reserve Officer. In 2015, he was appointed to his full-time position as Assistant Chief. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Law Enforcement from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Additionally, he is a member of the Henderson County Rescue Squad, a member of the NC Mountain Rescue Team 5, and a certified EMT.