Grand Traverse County Lieutenant Promoted

Grand Traverse County has a new captain.

The sheriff’s office says Lieutenant Christopher Barsheff has just been promoted to the rank following a “competitive process” and review.

They say he will lead the corrections division in the near future.

The sheriff’s office says Barsheff first began serving at the department in 1996 as a seasonal snowmobile and ORV patrol officer.

That fall, he was hired as a full-time patrol deputy and worked as an evidence technician and officer.

The office says Barsheff manages the department’s drone program which he created and has been crucial in many community based crime prevention programs.