Thursday, November 11, 2021

Sumpter police sergeant completes command school

Sgt. Joseph Balowski 
Sumpter Township Police Sgt. Joseph Balowski recently graduated from the prestigious Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command Leadership Program.

The intensive program consists of 350 hours of classroom instruction that requires out-of-class study, preparation of papers, projects, and examinations. 

Balowski is an 11-year law enforcement veteran who joined the Sumpter department in 2013 and he was promoted to road patrol shift sergeant in 2019. In addition to his responsibilities as a sergeant, he is a Field Training Officer, taser instructor, firearms instructor and member of the Western Wayne Mobile Field Force team. 

Balowski graduated from Schoolcraft College in 2009 where he earned his associate degree in criminal justice and has continued his training and education by attending a multitude of specialized law enforcement training including those hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. 

Balowski said he values his faith and his family, all of whom are supportive of his law enforcement career. He and his wife, Jessica are the parents of one daughter, Ruth. 

Balowski is the eighth member of the Sumpter Township department, joining six other active members, to complete the advanced program.