During his 22 years as a Detroit Cop, Mike Carlisle had a reputation as a no- nonsense guy who got the job done. During his last 10 years, he tackled some of Detroit's most difficult murder cases.
Half of Carlisle's 10 years in homicide were spent in the Special Assignment Squad, a unit that handled the most high-profile cases.
In 2007, he was named Officer of the Year for the arrest and conviction of Shelly Brooks, a serial killer who is believed to have murdered as many as 12 prostitutes.
During his last five years, Carlisle worked in the newly-created cold case squad, where he and other seasoned detectives delivered one of the highest cold case closure rates in the country.
Carlisle has been married for 40 years, has two sons and five grandchildren and lives in Detroit.