At Pinole, Carmichael assisted in creating and implementing the first Community Policing Styled Response Team for the department and supervised the Reserve Officer Program, Property and Evidence, and Detective Unit. He was honored as Pinole Police Officer of the Year and Pinole Citizen of the Year, and was twice recognized by the United States Marshall’s Service for participation in their Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team.
In 2002 Carmichael left the City of Pinole to take a promotion with the UC Davis Police Department as a Police Lieutenant. He was appointed as Acting Chief in November, 2011.
At UC Davis, he has managed the K9 Program, Property and Evidence, Bike Unit, Crime Prevention, Crime Analysis, Detective Unit, Field Training Officer Program, and Hostage Negotiations Team. He was responsible for developing and implementing the department’s police Citizen’s Academy and first Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) program, and supervised the Dignitary Protection Team, which with state and local agencies has been responsible for protecting former U.S. Presidents, heads of state, governors and foreign officials.
Following the mass shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech, Carmichael developed UC Davis's Active Shooter program, which provides training for faculty, staff and students on how to survive a shooting incident. He planned and supervised the 2009 "Gallant Eagle" exercise that simulated such an attack on campus.
He has received a number of honors at UC Davis including: the Award of Merit for Outstanding and Superior Conduct furthering the cause of Educational Law Enforcement, from the California College and University Police Chief’s Association; UC Davis Chief’s Appreciation Award; Award of Distinction, California Peace Officers Association (C.P.O.A.); UC Davis Centennial Service to Society Award; 2009 Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.
Other personal and professional experiences include 21 years of service to the Special Olympics as the Department Law Enforcement Torch Run Coordinator, past member of the Ronald McDonald House, past president of the Vacaville Jepson Middle School Music Boosters, Cub Scout Leader and fund raiser for the Concerns of Police Survivors program.