Jon Schorsch

Former Police Officer in Washington

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Jon Schorsch graduated from Washington State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In August 1993, Jon Schorsch was hired as a Police Officer with the Port of Seattle Police Department, first completing his certification with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Jon Schorsch earned numerous certifications throughout his career, including time as an Explosive Detection K-9 Handler, Dive Team member, Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor , and Peer Support Counselor. Following the completion of First-Line Supervisor Training, Jon Schorsch received a promotion to Sergeant and First-Level Supervisor in 2003. In this position, Jon Schorsch supervised teams of up to 20 people, often serving as the highest ranking officer on duty.

In 2006 Jon was involved in a serious boating accident, resulting in him losing his sight and being forced to medically retire in 2007. However, Jon Schorsch continues to remain active within the Department, helping out with the Port of Seattle Police Department's Benevolent Association.

In 2008, Jon Schorsch enrolled at Seattle University to expand his leadership and mediation skills, graduating with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in 2011.

After graduating with his MPA, Jon enrolled in the Seattle University School of Law, receiving his Juris-Doctor in December 2014. In 2020, Jon Schorsch earn his certificate in Human Resource Management from the Lake Washington School of Technology .

Jon Schorsch recently received his license as a WA State Attorney at Law. Mr. Schorsch plans to practice in the area of Labor/Employment Law and Labor Relations .

CurrentlyJon Schorschserves as a mediator with the Snohomish, Island, and Skagit County Dispute Resolution Center.

Before losing his vision, Jon Schorsch took part in numerous sporting activities, including golf and skiing, such as downhill, cross-country, and water. Despite his lack of sight, Jon Schorsch continues to practice golf, as well as perfecting his water skiing skills as a member of the Lake Sammamish Waterski Club and making visits to Ski Paradise in Acapulco, Mexico.

As a practitioner in self-defense , Jon Schorsch contributes to the National Federation of the Blind as a Self-Defense Instructor. In addition, Jon Schorsch serves as a student mentor for law school students attending Seattle University .

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