Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mike spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. In recognition of his service, he received a distinguished service medal in 2013.

During Mike’s policing career, he focused on community policing, which included working with some of Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens through serving as a member of the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness. He specialized in Judicial administration law and incident command. Mike also trained other officers how to help victims of crime.

Mike Ellis was sworn in as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services on October 24, 2022.

Mike lives in Calgary-West and is married to Hollie. Together, they have three children.

“As a former Calgary police sergeant and a long time resident of Calgary-West, I am passionate about public service and improving the quality of life in our community.” – Mike Ellis, MLA Calgary-West