In January 2012, Kriste Kibbey Etue became the first female head of the Michigan State Police.
Kriste Kibbey Etue grew up listening to her dad’s stories about his Michigan State Police narcotics investigations, and she knew that wearing the blue uniform was in her future. She started her career with the state police working in the clerical unit of the department’s fire marshal division. From there she advanced steadily through the ranks to the top position.
Source : Lisa Roose-Church, “Kriste Kibbey Etue is first female chief of the state police”, Livingston County Daily Press and Argust, January 25, 2012.