Lieutenant Michael Girsch is currently assigned as the Patrol Division Watch II Commander.
He was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant in 2021.
Lieutenant Girsch has been with the Waterloo Police Department since 2008 and has held
assignments in all three divisions of the Waterloo Police Department. His previous assignments as an
Officer include the Patrol Division Watch II & III, Field Training Officer (FTO) and the Violent Crime
Apprehension Team (VCAT). He then served as a full-time Narcotics Detective assigned to the Tri-
County Drug Enforcement Task Force where he was federally deputized with the FBI. Before being
promoted to Sergeant he was part of the Administrative Division serving as the Training Coordinator
for the Department.
He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2019 and was assigned to the Detective Division where
he supervised the Violent Crime Apprehension Team (VCAT). While assigned to VCAT he was
federally deputized as a US Marshals Task Force Officer as part of the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task
Force. Lieutenant Girsch has also served as an Operator, Team Leader and currently as the
Assistant Commander of the Tactical Unit.
Lieutenant Girsch is a graduate of Loras College with a BA in Criminal Justice as well as the Iowa
Law Enforcement Academy Class 223. Lieutenant Girsch is a certified specialist instructor for the
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in a variety of courses as well as an adjunct instructor at a local
college. He holds certifications in many disciples including Firearm Instructor & Weapons Armorer.
Lieutenant Michael Girsch