Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Sumpter Township officer promoted to lieutenant


Members of the Sumpter Township Board of Trustees officially 

congratulated Joseph Balowski on his promotion to police lieutenant during a recent 

regular meeting.

Balowski began his career with the Sumpter Township Police Department in 2013 and was promoted to sergeant in 2019. He is a department instructor in 

firearms and use of force and has supervised the field training program since 2021, noted township Chief of Police/Public Safety Director Eric Luke.

Balowski was the eighth township police officer to graduate from the Police Staff and Command Executive Leadership Program through the Eastern Michigan University Center for Regional and National Security. He successfully completed the program in 2021.

Balowski has been assigned to the detective bureau since February 2023, Luke told the board members, “a critical position in which he will remain.”

Board members unanimously congratulated Balowski on his promotion.