Sgt. Ben Boruchowitz was sworn in as the City’s new police sergeant this morning.
Ben was hired by the Powell Police Department as a patrol officer in May of 2004 and has spent the last 16 years in that role.
During his career as a patrol officer, Ben has taken on numerous leadership roles and assignments. Ben is a field-training officer and is actively involved with the training of new recruits. Ben is a member of the agency’s accreditation team and is responsible for ensuring our policies are in compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) standards. Ben was recognized for his efforts with the accreditation process in 2017 when he received the agency’s Meritorious Service Award. Ben is also fluent in Spanish and provides regular language assistance to both local and federal law enforcement partners.
Ben also acts as the agency’s Intelligence Liaison Officer with the Department of Homeland Security. Ben has also been active member of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and is certified as a Crime Prevention Officer. Ben has also been certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy as a Master Evidence Technician and Master Criminal Investigator. Ben received a Lifesaving Award in 2009 after performing CPR on an unresponsive resident prior to the arrival of medical personnel. In 2013, Ben was awarded the agency’s Officer of the Year recognition as well.
As a Patrol Sergeant, Ben will continue to act as a leader within the police department. He looks forward to being a mentor to younger officers and working to continually find better ways to serve the residents of Powell through active community policing efforts.