JEFFERSON CITY - Patrolman Alan W. Barborek was appointed to the position of corporal. He will serve as the director of Boating Safety Education and will oversee the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Program for the Water Patrol.
The appointment was announced by Colonel Rad C. Talburt, commissioner of the Missouri State Water Patrol.
Barborek is an 18-year veteran officer with the Missouri State Water Patrol. He began his career with the Water Patrol in January 1988 by completing his recruit training at the Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. After graduation, Barborek was assigned to patrol duties on the Alton Pool in the St. Louis area.
In 1990, he transferred to the Lake of the Ozarks area as a patrolman. Assigned as the Evidence Officer for District 2 (Lake of the Ozarks area) in addition to his patrol duties, Barborek transferred to the Jefferson City area in 1994 and patrolled the Osage and Gasconade rivers. He was also assigned duties in General Headquarters in this capacity.
Barborek attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985. His primary major course of study was in criminal justice with a secondary major of speech communications. He was a dispatcher/jailer for the Scott County Sheriff's Department from 1979 to 1986. In July of 1986, he was employed as a police officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department and continued with that agency until beginning his career with the Water Patrol.
The corporal assumed his duties as director of boating safety education/
CALEA manager on April 1. He will continue to reside with his wife Sonja in the Jefferson City area.