Sanger ISD trustees unanimously approved the hire of Mr. Mike Picha as the district’s new Director of Safety and Security at a board meeting on Friday, Sept. 30.
The hiring of Mr. Picha is the first step in Sanger ISD creating its own police department. Once the district’s police department is officially recognized, Mr. Picha will be sworn in as the Sanger ISD Chief of Police.
Mr. Picha has spent the past seven years as the Director of Public Safety at Wise Health System in Decatur. He has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement.
Prior to Wise Health System, Mr. Picha served as a Public Safety Patrol Sergeant/Second in Command at the City of Decatur Police Department from 2006-2015. During his tenure, he was frequently appointed by the Chief of Police as acting Chief and executive in his absence.
Mr. Picha earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He received his Master of Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. In addition, Mr. Picha is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.