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Chicago Officer to Examine Police Actions and Accountability Oct. 12 at UW

October 11, 2016
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Veteran police officer Marc Buslik is the William D. Griffith Series speaker Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the University of Wyoming. (Chicago Police Department Photo)

Police actions and accountability will be discussed by a veteran Chicago police officer as part of the William D. Griffith Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the University of Wyoming.

Commander Marc Buslik, a 36-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), will discuss "Police Legitimacy: Metaphor, Model, Method” from 10-11 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

The Griffith Speaker Series is supported by the William D. Griffith Endowment, founded in 1992 by Wyoming native and longtime FBI agent William D. Griffith. The UW Department of Criminal Justice sponsors the event. Visit for more information.

Buslik is assigned to the Office of the Superintendent as the department’s liaison to the United States Department of Justice’s civil rights investigation into the CPD. Before that, he was the district commander of the 14th (Shakespeare) District on the city’s northwest side.

His CPD assignments have included patrol, investigative services, narcotics, intelligence, internal affairs, research and development, and information technology units. Buslik is a member of the FBI’s Terrorism Liaison Officers Committee and was on the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force.

He is a longtime consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice and has traveled to former Soviet-bloc countries to assist with establishing broad government and police accountability mechanisms.

Buslik has written several articles and book chapters on policing, and crime and disorder control; and is a nationally recognized expert on the use of police body-worn cameras. He is an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Oakton College.

He is completing his doctoral degree in criminology from UIC, with dissertation work on police accountability and disciplinary systems. Buslik holds a Master of Public Administration degree from UIC and a BA degree in criminal justice, with a minor in computer science, from Northeastern Illinois University.

For more information, call the UW Department of Criminal Justice at (307) 766-2988.

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