Chief William Lux
Chief Lux started his law enforcement career in 1978 for several small agencies in MI, including serving a Chief of Police. In 1988 he joined the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, MI. Chief Lux worked his way to the position of Detective Lieutenant before retiring in 2013. After his retirement he was hired as the Chief of Police for the Pokagon Tribal Police Department (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians) where he currently serves today.. Chief Luz is the Past President of the Van Buren County Chiefs of Police Association Past Treasurer and current Executive Board Member (6 Board Members) of the West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium (the largest Training Consortium in Michigan, approximately 90 police agencies and 4 colleges as members) Dive Team Captain/Liaison/Coordinator for Van Buren County for 20 years. Chaplain of the Van Buren County FOP Lodge #136 Current member of Sheriff’s and Municipal Memorial Assistance Response Team (State of Michigan Line of Duty Death team). Responds to Line of Duty deaths, works with Families, Departments and communities, putting the funeral together for fallen officers. Been on the team for about 16 years. Varsity High School Softball coach for about 15 years Past local School Board member Division Head of the Year at Van Buren County Police Officer of the Year for Van Buren County 1986 Current Chair for the Wings of God organization (Faith based organization that is a transitional home for previously incarcerated women) Current Advisory Board Member for our Intermediate School District in Van Buren County. Chief Lux has numerous commendations and awards for investigative work throughout the years. Fun Facts: He love golf and like to travel when he finds time. He is an avid sports fan, especially College Football and Basketball and is a loyal Purdue fan.