Michael Figgers Jr. was born and raised in Quincy, Florida. He is currently employed as a dual certified Correctional Lieutenant for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Michael graduated from James A Shanks High School in Quincy, Florida in May 2003. Following high school, he pursued and obtained two degrees—a Liberal Arts AA degree from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and a BS in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. Michael also played as a linebacker at both educational institutions. His motivation for continuous personal and professional development stems from the positive and enriching experiences gained while playing college football and working as an Officer with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
He is married to Brittany, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida. Together, they have one son, Michael the 3rd, and three daughters named Madison, Mya, and Malia. Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family and embarking on trips with them. He currently serves as a mentor for student athletes nationwide, offering valuable information and inspiring stories through his website, lifeandfootball.com, and his podcast, Life and Football.
Michael commenced his career with LCSO in January 2009. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently demonstrated productivity in his job duties. His excellence was acknowledged as he was voted Employee of the Month and received positive evaluations from supervisors. Known for his reliability and positive attitude, Michael is well-regarded by colleagues. As a proven leader, he has been selected as a captain on every football team, from little league to college at both Alabama State University and Ellsworth College. As a young professional, he understands the significance of hard work, dedication, leadership, and integrity, traits he exhibits daily.
At the age of 38, armed with education and training in the criminal justice field and boasting 14 years of experience in corrections and law enforcement, Michael’s greatest strengths lie in his strong desire to assist those in need and to impartially enforce laws for the safety of the public. He believes in cultivating a positive working atmosphere within the department and serving as an upstanding role model for the community.
Alabama State University holds a significant place in Michael’s life and career. Grateful for the impactful individuals he encountered during his time there, such as football coaches and professors like Dr. Astone, Dr. Taylor, and Dr. Spencer, Michael credits them for inspiring him with stories of successful careers and valuable life lessons. With his experience at LCSO, education, athletic background, and law enforcement training, Michael is confident in his ability to be a great leader. He firmly believes that success comes from taking initiative and is dedicated to ensuring the success of his family while maintaining a professional representation of himself at all times.