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MEET JOSEPH 

New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

With more than 20 years of service, I've worked in many law enforcement roles, and built my career from the ground up.



I started my law enforcement career in south suburban Robbins, Illinois as Police Explorer and then Explorer Post Commander. After joining the United States Marine Reserves, I returned home where I started my first law enforcement job as a Police Dispatcher and became a part-time Police Officer.

 

I moved to Minnesota in 1993, where I worked armed Security while studying for my law enforcement degree. While attending Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota, I served in the Minnesota Army National Guard. I graduated from Central Lakes College with a degree in Criminal Justice.

 

In 2005, I started working for the Lower Sioux Police Department until I accepted a position as Chief of Police with the Upper Sioux Police Department. I then served as the Chief of Police for Morton, Minnesota. I then returned to the Lower Sioux Police Department where I was the Chief Investigator and the acting Chief of Police.

-Joseph Banks

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