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Mike Horihan serves as the Police Chief for the City of West Branch. Mike has thirty-four years law enforcement experience as a trooper, firearms instructor, crisis negotiator, and safety education officer with the Iowa State Patrol. He also served three years in U.S. Army as a military police officer.
Mike is a working manager whose primary responsibilities are three-fold: 1) directing and implementing community oriented policing strategies appropriate for the City of West Branch, focused on collaborative partnerships between the Police Department and the residents, businesses and community organizations that they serve, 2) traditional law enforcement activities, taking appropriate action to maintain order and protect life and property, and 3) supervising other full-time, part-time, and reserve officers.