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New Logan Square Police Commander Is 8-Year Veteran of the District

By Darryl Holliday | April 22, 2015 5:39am

LOGAN SQUARE — The Shakespeare Police District has a new commander — a 35-year veteran of the force with longstanding ties to the beat he will oversee. 

Marc Buslik, who was a captain in the district, was promoted to commander of the district, headquartered at 2150 N. California Ave. The district covers Logan Square and parts of Humboldt Park, Avondale, Wicker Park and Bucktown.

The area is familiar to Buslik, who has already served eight years in the neighborhood — partly covering the same Humboldt Park block where his father grew up. 

Photo by Alisa Hauser

“I look forward to continuing our successful crime and disorder reduction efforts and innovative policing methods like our body-worn camera pilot project, domestic violence assessment project and social media presence,” Buslik said, noting a few of the local initiatives started under the his watch and under former Shakespeare Commander Francis "Frank" Valadez.

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Buslik, who is pursuing a doctorate in criminology, has served as the 14th District police captain since 2001 and has more than three decades of experience as a Chicago Police officer. He served briefly as the Shakespeare District’s acting commander before a city-wide shakeup in police leadership led to several leadership transitions this month.

“I'm very happy that Supt. [Garry] McCarthy feels that I fit into his agenda for empowering this community to join with the police in building public safety,” Buslik said. “I am just as pleased that we have developed a powerful relationship with the residents, businesses and elected officials.

“And it's pretty cool to be the District Commander,” he added.

Photo by Alisa Hauser

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