Michael Del Puppo began his career in law enforcement in 1970, after returning from service in Vietnam. He started at the City of Sanger police department and then transferred to the City of Selma, California where he worked for 20 years. He next worked for the U.S. Marshall Service, where he is still employed as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall. He also serves as president of the Fresno County Fire Protection District.
Mr. Del Puppo completed the Hubbard detoxification program in 1983, seeking help after a dramatic work–related exposure.