Mike Register is the Chief Operating Officer of Quite Professionals, LLC, a veteran owned business that provides support to our nation’s special operations community. Formerly, Mike was the Director of Public Safety for Cobb County where he managed over 1200 personnel and a $170 million dollar budget. Mike has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has served as the Chief of Police for the Cobb County Police Department and the Clayton County Police Department. During his tenure as Police Chief he introduced many innovative community oriented policing concepts and initiatives which helped to strengthen community partnerships and enhance public safety. Before his tenure as Chief with Cobb and Clayton Counties, Mike managed an operational, intelligence and law enforcement centric program at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The program was responsible for locating and identifying individuals, as well as criminal and terrorist organizations globally that facilitated, funded or used improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to threaten the security and stability of the United States and its partners. He has assisted in advising U.S. government, partner nation military units, and law enforcement organizations, such as the Canadian military and the New York Police Department in counter-IED and terrorism related subjects. Mike also served 22 years in the U.S. Army Special Operations community, where he was a member of the 11th and 20th Special Forces Group and deployed to numerous countries, to include combat operations in Afghanistan, where he served on a Special Forces mobile recon element.
Mike holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University and is also a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, where he is currently an adjunct instructor. He is currently seeking a Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Terrorism and Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Mike is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has attended Northwestern University’s prestigious Command and Staff program for Law Enforcement executives, and has also served as a member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Executive Board and the Georgia Association of Chief’s of Police Legislative Committee as Co-Chair, and is also a Safe America Board member.