Captain Mike Evans received his initial firearms training with the United States Marine Corps in 1988 and
it continued while he served with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines as an Anti-tank Gunner (0351) in the infantry
career field until 1992. During his active duty service, he was afforded the opportunities to attend several
schools such as jungle warfare, desert warfare and mountain warfare and numerous other training deployments.
This allowed for him to take his training and apply it to various and complex environments and situations. He
was meritoriously promoted to Corporal in February 1991 as his unit was securing from its desert operations
with Task Force Ripper - Desert Shield/Storm. After leaving active duty, he served with the U.S. Marine Reserves
obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
Captain Evans military awards include:
Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Southwest
Asia Service Medal (w/2 stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/2 stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Rifle Expert
Badge (3rd Award), Sharpshooter Badge, Meritorious Mast.
Captain Michael Evans began his career as a law enforcement officer with the Sumter Police Department in June
of 1998. He has worked for the agency as a Patrol Officer, Community Oriented Police Officer, Traffic Officer and
Recruitment Officer. In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned as the Training Officer. From this position,
he transitioned to work as a Patrol Sergeant and the Traffic Supervisor. In April 2010, he was promoted to Lieutenant
and appointed to assume command of the Support Services Division. In July 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
As the commander of this division, Captain Evans oversees and manages the Records, Recruitment, Training, and the
Citizens Assistance Unit (CAU). Evans also oversees the department’s procurement, vehicle fleet and facility maintenance.
It is the mission of the division to provide continual support to the agency in order to ensure that law enforcement
operations are effective and uninterrupted.
Captain Mike Evans is married to Brandi Evans. He has two
children (Zachary and Courtney) and two step-children (James and Landon).
Captain Evans has been teaching concealed weapons class in the Sumter community since May 2007