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Leaders

Joseph Morbitzer
Joseph Morbitzer
Superintendent

740-845-2121 | Joseph.Morbitzer@OhioAGO.gov

Morbitzer came to the Oho Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification when Attorney General Dave Yost took office in January 2019. As superintendent, he emphasizes strategically preparing BCI for the future of investigative work and collaborating with local law enforcement throughout Ohio.

Previously, Morbitzer spent 33 years at the Westerville Division of Police, where he served as chief for almost 13 years. During that time, Officers Tony Morelli and Eric Joering were fatally shot in an ambush on a domestic violence call. Fallen officers and officer safety remain causes the superintendent holds dear.

Morbitzer also has served with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, as a past president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and on state boards, panels and commissions for the Ohio Legislature, Governor’s Office and Attorney General’s Office.

Heinz Von Eckartsberg
Heinz Von Eckartsberg
Assistant Superintendent

740-845-2154 | Heinz.VonEckartsberg@OhioAGO.gov

Von Eckartsberg joined BCI in March 2019 after 36 years with the Dublin Police Department.

There he spent eight years as chief and 13 years as commander of the Operations and Support Services bureaus. During his time as chief, department staffing grew from 90 to 113 and crime declined every year. The department also started a citizens academy and consolidated dispatching operations to include six area police and fire agencies. Von Eckartsberg led the department to dual accreditation (law enforcement and communications) with the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) — making the Dublin Police the only agency in Central Ohio to receive this designation.

At BCI, von Eckartsberg is focused on helping Superintendent Morbitzer and Attorney General Yost provide the best investigative, laboratory and identification services to law enforcement partners throughout the state and the public.

Von Eckartsberg remains an active life member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police, continuing to promote professional policing and police leadership in Ohio.