Harold J. Love & Associates (HJLA) was founded by Harold Love to provide a full range of clinical mental health and wellness services to public safety and security professionals. HJLA marshals the credentials, skills, and experience of veteran clinicians to ensure the delivery of quality and confidential psychological services.
Harold J Love, MA, LPC
Captain, Michigan State Police (Ret.)
Love is a retired senior law enforcement executive with over 25 years of experience (17 in leadership and management positions). He currently works in his private practice in Southfield, MI as Licensed Professional Counselor; collaborating with a consortium of mental health clinicians to provide behavioral health services for public safety professionals in the form of pre-employment psychological evaluations, critical incident stress management, crisis intervention, individual therapy, and behavioral health education.
After 25 years of service with the Michigan State Police (MSP), Love retired in 2013 as Captain and commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. In his previous position with MSP, Love served as commander of the 2nd District, comprised of over 350 personnel working at multiple work sites and multi-jurisdictional special enforcement teams and units covering 6 counties throughout Metropolitan Detroit.
During his career, Love served as incident commander and public information officer for many critical incidents and high profile investigations and events throughout Lower Michigan; developing a reputation as a trusted leader with exceptional interpersonal skills among MSP team members as well as public and private sector partners. He has served as a mentor and counselor to members of the public safety profession throughout his career and is frequently sought after for his knowledge, experience, and advice in the area of public safety, community relations, professional development, and personal wellness.
Love holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Studies (both from Siena Heights University) and has additional training and experience in psychometrics / testing and assessments and critical incident stress management. He has a passion for public service and a commitment to the education, coaching, and counseling of public safety personnel to enhance their overall wellness, professional development, and longevity.