Colonel Sean Zukowsky joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office in January 2019 when newly appointed Sheriff Gregory Tony recruited him to be the only sworn officer brought to BSO from outside the agency to serve on the Executive Command Staff.
Colonel Zukowsky became a sworn police officer in 2007 after ten years of active duty service to the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Coral Springs Police Department, working Road Patrol on the midnight shift just under five years before going to the day shift for two years, during which time he became an FTO.
In early 2015, Colonel Zukowsky relocated to Greenville, SC, where he joined the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, working Uniform Patrol on nights just under two years before transferring to the Warrants Division as an apprehension deputy. Colonel Zukowsky was then assigned to the Administration Division for recruiting and background investigations, as well as Public Information Officer duties.
During his active Marine Corps time, leaving at the rank of Captain, he had commanded and deployed at the platoon, detachment and company command levels. His most notable deployments/assignments were with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2001, as a detachment commander, and his last active duty assignment with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. During that last assignment, Colonel Zukowsky was a team leader of multiple recovery teams conducting excavations of battlefields to recover and identify our Nation’s missing and unaccounted for service members from previous wars. Zukowsky led teams into Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, and Palau, while also deploying to France, South Korea and even North Korea.
Colonel Zukowsky presently serves in the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon separating from active duty and while starting his law enforcement career, LtCol Zukowsky joined the Marine Corps Reserve, becoming an Assault Amphibian Officer for the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, Tampa, Florida. During his 13 years of Reserve duty, LtCol Zukowsky served as a company commander twice (deploying once to Operation Iraqi Freedom with 1st Battalion 8th Marine Regiment), Battalion Logistics Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Security Cooperation Team Leader (deploying to Jordan and Afghanistan), 4th Marine Division Plans Officer and currently serves as the Battalion Commander of the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion. The 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion is headquartered in Tampa, FL, with five companies located across three different states, with over 1100 Reserve and Active Duty Marines and Sailors under his command. Lieutenant Colonel Zukowsky was recently selected for promotion to Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.