Director of Special Operations
Born in Cleveland, Bruce Zuchowski has lived in Portage County since 1978.The son of a Cleveland police officer, Bruce served the public for almost thirty years: twenty six years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (14 years as a sergeant) and two and a half years as a part-time and special deputy in the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.
Bruce has earned several Awards and Commendation letters through the years, including one for saving a man’s life. In addition to extensive training in law enforcement, Bruce is also a certified OPOTA police instructor, district range, ALICE, and active shooter instructor who has trained and instructed not only troopers, but many other police departments, school administrators, and the public.He is the President and Chairman of the Ohio State Troopers Association. He is a member of Ravenna FOP (Lodge #70).
Having been married to the love of his life, Amanda, for twenty-eight years, Bruce enjoys a rich family life. Both of his children are successful college athletes, and are doing excellent academically.
A Mason for many years, Bruce and his family also attend Damascus Friends Church.He is a proud member of the NRA, and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.