"Michael is an excellent police officer, investigator, trainer, and leader within a large Chicago-area law enforcement agency. He has not only distinguished himself through his work quality, but through his personal qualities of judgement, integrity, & persistence.
I have known him since 1998 and have work with him numerous times. Michael has been tested under pressure and has proven himself to display focus, fortitude, & excellent judgement at all levels.
I would highly recommend Michael to any individual or organization seeking someone who will add value at all levels to any project, team, or undertaking!"
-David Hakim (Director of Midwest Academy of Martial Arts)
"As a member of the DuPage Family Violence Coordinating Council, I have had the honor and privilege of working collaboratively with Michael. He is always a consummate professional who is truly dedicated to his profession. Michael is especially passionate about working with, and on behalf of, victims who many times have difficulty, or cannot advocate for themselves."
-Linda Pfeifer (Director of Client Services at Northwestern Mutual)
"I worked with Michael when he was on the Stepping Stones for Women of Domestic Violence Board with me. He helped the board understand the nature of domestic violence using his expertise to clearly inform us of information that would help us make decisions. Michael was an asset to our board not only with information and also by participating with our clients and at fundraisers."
-Rogene Lis (Deaconess at Trinity Lutheran church)
"I had the pleasure of working with Michael as an assistant youth football coach for four years. Michael was an excellent teacher and motivator for our children. More importantly than football, Mike earned the respect of our youth as a policeman. I believe any kid on our team felt an open door to go to Mike with a question or problem and in today's environment that is a major accomplishment for anyone especially a police officer. He has been a great role model and I am proud that both my son's had the luxury of being taught by Michael not only football but about character and leadership skills that will benefit them in their futures."
- Bill Verven (Team Leader Syndication/Participation Loans at MB Financial Bank)
"I have worked with Mike in a variety of contexts on projects related to providing services to victims of domestic violence. Mike has provided training to staff at the agency I work for (Family Shelter Service), has assisted us with completing background checks for our employees, has partnered with me and other service providers on the 18th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, and has worked with me and other FSS staff to meet the specific needs of domestic violence victims in our community. Mike is an absolute expert in the field. He understands the needs and concerns of domestic violence victims and challenges himself and other members of law enforcement to provide the highest quality service to victims. He is warm, approachable, and has a great sense of humor, which makes him easy to work with and a comforting presence to traumatized victims. He is a skilled trainer with many years of experience in teaching professionals and community members about domestic violence and how to respond to it. Mike is a valued colleague and a person of impeccable integrity and trustworthiness."
- Amy Milligan (Director of Safer Communities at Family Shelter Service)
" A lot of officers talk a good game about their ability to train on domestic violence issues but when it comes time to present, they just don't understand domestic violence dynamics well enough to put it all in context. Michael Drugan does understand domestic violence. You can rely on him to present a well-informed and appropriate training on domestic violence issues."
- Jan Russell (Cook County Sheriff's Office)