Lieutenant Joseph Gowen oversees the Patrol Division and possesses over 28 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career in 1993 with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Police Department and held positions as Police Officer and Criminal Investigator. In 2001, he joined the Lake Mary Police Department. Lieutenant Gowen held positions in Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Training, Community Relations and Patrol Divisions.
Lieutenant Gowen obtained his bachelor’s degree in Law/Justice from Glassboro State College. Lieutenant Gowen is a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course-Class 53 and has completed the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Series.
Certifications and training courses Lieutenant Gowen completed are: Line Supervision, Mid-Level Management, Leadership Innovation Track 1-3, Managing the FTO Program, K-9 Unit Supervision, Traffic Incident Management, Police Liability, FDLE Officer Discipline, Officer Complaint Investigation, Officer Involved Shootings, Detective, General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, P.I.T. Instructor, Field Training Officer, Public Information Officer, Active Shooter, Active Shooter Incident Management with Complex Incidents, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents, Juvenile Sex Offender Investigations, Pedophile and Child Abductions and other specialty courses.