Asian Pacific American Peace officer of the year
SPECIAL AGENT (RET.)- FBI ATLANTA DIVISION
With 25 years of experience with the FBI, Mike Grant is a Special Agent of Japanese-American heritage who has held a broad range of leadership and operational roles at three FBI Divisions - Oklahoma City, Miami and Atlanta, prior to retiring from the FBI in May 2013. During his FBI career, Grant worked and supervised numerous investigations involving organized crime, national security, terrorism, foreign counter-intelligence, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and public corruption.
Grant served as a SWAT team leader, Special Weapons and Tactics trainer and is an expert marksmen and certified sniper, who has led missions that provided enhanced manpower, training, site surveys, and resources to confront the most complex threats involving hostage rescue, barricaded subjects, undercover operations, high-risk arrests, and surveillance operations. Grant led rescue and hostage negotiation operations. He worked in undercover capacities on various types of investigations. He was case agent on investigations of a criminal enterprise of motorcycle gangs involved in a large-scale, multi-jurisdictional distribution of methamphetamine throughout the southeastern United States, which was also involved in other violent crime, including bombings and arson. He was one of the case agents on the City of Atlanta Public Corruption investigation. Grant was deployed to Afghanistan and investigated terrorism, sensitive site exploitations, kidnappings, hostage matters, and general criminal activity, and also provided support to the U.S. Armed Services Special Operations Units. He also handled responsibilities for dignitary protection missions and for several major special events, including the 2013 Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Mike Grant is a founding board member of the Asian American Peace Officers of Georgia (AAPOG), a non-profit professional association for peace officers of Asian Pacific American (APA) heritage who are affiliated with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Georgia. AAPOG is affiliated with the National Asian Peace Officers Association (NAPOA). Grant serves as AAPOG Vice President of Community Outreach, drawing upon his 25 years with the FBI to lead programs promoting the safety & well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in Georgia. AAPOG Community Outreach programs include hands-on self-defense seminars, firearms safety, Q & A Panel sessions with APA law enforcement officers in diverse community settings. Grant is committed to building a pipeline of young Asian Pacific Americans who pursue careers in law enforcement and/or public service.
Grant served in the U.S. Marines. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN OF THE YEAR