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Joseph Morbitzer
Joseph Morbitzer

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.

Bruce Pijanowski
Bruce Pijanowski
Assistant Superintendent

740-845-2154 | Bruce.Pijanowski@OhioAGO.gov

Pijanowski joined BCI in May 2022 after 34 years with the Delaware Police Department.

There, he spent 10 years as chief. Pijanowski rose through the ranks in Delaware, starting as an officer in 1988. He served as a detective, sergeant, detective sergeant, captain and assistant chief before being named chief in 2012. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the FBI National Academy, and has served on the executive committee of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. As chief, Pijanowski was actively involved in promoting professional policing, community engagement and working to improve the outcomes of persons involved in the criminal justice system due to behavioral health and addiction.

At BCI, Pijanowski 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.