Mike Mackey serves as Coordinator of the Task Force. He has been employed with the Shreveport Fire Department since 1984. He currently serves the department as a Battalion Chief and Paramedic.
He was partners with Bandit, who was trained in the HRD discipline, for many years. Chief Mackey has transitioned Bandit into other work and is now partners with Trace, a golden retriever. Trace also works in HRD.
Outside of the K9 team Chief Mackey is a flight paramedic with Life Air Rescue Helicopter and is Assistant Fire Chief of Caddo (LA) Fire District #6.