Michael Baldwin was born and raised in Central Illinois. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, and has worked in emergency medical services, both as ambulance attendant and technician in trauma center. Michael was a police officer in Illinois from 1983-1986 before moving to Texas and joining the Fort Worth Police Department. After nearly thirty-one years at FWPD, Michael accepted the opportunity to become police chief at Hudson Oaks. Michael is married and has two grown children and has been a resident of Parker County for over thirty years.