Eric Balabon promoted to ERPD’s detective sergeant

Photo by Kurt Nesbitt

Eric Balabon being sworn in as a police sergeant to oversee school resource officers.

Elk River Police Detective Eric Balabon received a promotion, a new badge and applause after receiving the oath of office from Mayor John Dietz at a City Council meeting Monday night. Balabon was promoted to juvenile detective sergeant effective March 2.

According to city documents, Balabon joined the department as a patrol officer in 1996. He was assigned a school resource officer in 2005. He will supervise two school resource officers and the department’s drug task force officer.

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