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Charles Balon III

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Phone: (570) ***-****  HQ Phone
Bloomsburg Police Department
301 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815
United States

Company Description: Since 1997, the Bloomsburg Police Department has maintained an extremely proactive underage drinking enforcement program called Cops in Shops. The program's primary...   more

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Sarah DeSantis/Staff Photos Sergeant ..., 12 July 2014 [cached]
Sarah DeSantis/Staff Photos Sergeant Charles Balon of the Bloomsburg Police Department demonstrates firing a Taser X2 at a cardboard dummy during a training course Friday in the Mount Carmel Borough Council chambers. The training, hosted by the Mount Carmel Borough Police, was attended by officers of 22 police departments as well as the department of corrections.
Taser International instructor Charles Balon, who is also a sergeant with the Bloomsburg Police Department, led the class on how to properly use a Taser.
The class was hosted by the Mount Carmel Borough Police Department.
Balon's lesson covered the who, what, when and how of Taser use, including the correct circumstances to implement the weapon.
"The situation, not the officer, dictates its use," said Balon.
The weapon is not foolproof, and Balon said a Taser will not replace a gun in a situation where the subject is violent or brandishing a deadly weapon.
"A common misconception is that a Taser is a magic bullet," said Balon. "This is just another tool that can help us take (suspects) into custody."
He also brought some of Taser's new products to demonstrate for the class.
Balon said the Taser itself records data while firing, including how long the Taser was fired, if the subject was hit and the subject's pulse patterns.
WGRC Contemporary Christian Radio, 2 Dec 2004 [cached]
The Press Enterprise says officer Charles Balon the Third was found lying in pain on the fourth floor of the Old Schoolhouse Apartments after a heavy door was slammed on his right leg early Saturday as he was chasing a Bloomsburg University student.Arrest papers say the 29-year-old Balon still managed to grab 20-year-old Ryan Quinn of Levittown.
The door shattered Balon's two lower leg bones.Balon will remain off duty while he recovers.
Press Enterprise, Inc, 27 Jan 2006 [cached]
Officer Charles Balon III, 29, was found lying in pain on the fourth floor of the Old Schoolhouse Apartments after a heavy door was slammed on his right leg early Saturday as he was chasing a Bloomsburg University student.
Balon was taken to Bloomsburg Hospital and fitted with a full leg cast before being sent home.
Balon was also trained to perform truck inspections, a duty that will continue with retired Officer Ron Jumper.
As several officers chased others, Balon took off after Quinn and yelled for him to stop several times as the student raced into the apartment building trying to get away, arrest papers say.
Balon has been a police officer in Bloomsburg since first joining the department on a probationary basis in November 2002.He previously worked as an officer in Locust Township and Benton.
It was the second time he's been injured in the line of duty while assigned to late-night patrols.
In May 2003, Balon was hurt when he crashed a police car into another vehicle at the intersection of Fifth and East streets while responding with an officer in a second police car to a domestic violence call.
Balon suffered injuries to his right knee, ribs and right thumb in that traffic mishap.The driver of the other car wasn't hurt.
Sokoloski said well-wishers can send cards to Balon in care of the Bloomsburg Police at 301 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Winters and the two other trainers, ..., 4 April 2009 [cached]
Winters and the two other trainers, Charles Balon of the Bloomsburg Police Department and Bauman of the West Chester Police Department, walked from room to room, observing the actions of the officers and offering advice after the scenario ended.
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