MSP Detective Sergeant recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police


Michigan State Police D/Sgt. Sarah Krebs was selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as one of 40 law enforcement professionals from around the world, under the age of 40, who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to the profession of law enforcement.

Krebs was chosen for the IACP 40 Under 40 Award for her efforts to find and identify lost and missing persons. She was honored at the recent International Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

“The MSP prides itself in providing service with a purpose,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “D/Sergeant Krebs lives our mission and is passionate about helping the families of missing persons find closure. She played a significant role in developing our Missing Persons Coordination Unit (MPCU), which has led to the positive identification of more than 70 previously unidentified remains cases throughout the United States.”

Krebs is credited with founding “Missing in Michigan,” an annual event which brings family members and law enforcement together to help resolve missing persons cases, as well as “ID the Missing,” a DNA collection program that assists in identifying previously unidentified human remains.

She is also an accomplished forensic artist whose composite sketches have led to the identification of numerous wanted persons in major cases around the state.

“Many families go years without answers as to where their loved one is,” said D/Sergeant Krebs. “Knowing I can help bring these families closure and peace of mind keeps me motivated. I view each day as another opportunity to provide relief to loved ones of the missing.”

Krebs enlisted with the MSP in 2000, graduating as a member of the 119th Trooper Recruit School. Prior to being assigned to the MPCU of the Biometrics and Identification Division in Lansing, she served at posts and task forces in the metro Detroit area.