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Sheriff Dale Kowalkowski




Dale Kowalkowski

Manistee County Sheriff




Sheriff Dale Kowalkowski joined the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office in August of 1977. During his tenure, he has served as a Deputy Sheriff, a Patrol Supervisor, a Detective, Undersheriff, and was elected to his first term as Sheriff in November of 2000.



The Sheriff was first licensed as a Police Officer by the Michigan State Police Training Academy in 1977.

Obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from West Shore Community College.

Graduate of numerous police in service training programs.

Graduate of the FBI National Academy 197th Session in 1999.

Graduate of the Northwestern University School of Executive Development Evanston, Illinois.

 Professional Service Awards


 Twice awarded the Michigan State Police Professional Excellence Award

 Manistee County Jaycee Police Officer of the Year

 30 year Service award, Manistee County

 State of Michigan Office of Highway Safety Traffic Safety Award

 Manistee County Jail, awarded 7 consecutive "Jail Compliance Awards" under his administration

Organization Responsibilities

Active member of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, serving on the Marine safety committee, and the Sheriff’s Awards Committee.

Finance Officer for the Manistee County 9-1-1 Board of Directors

Board member of the Choices Board of Directors.

SSCENT narcotics team Board member.           



Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 13:52

Manistee County Sheriff's Office
1525 E. Parkdale Ave
Manistee, Michigan 49660

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