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Greenville names new police chief

By Scott Harvey

Greenville – City Manager Steven Alexander has announced the appointment of Daniel J. Busken as Greenville's next Police Chief. Appointments to the position of Police Chief require confirmation by the City Council. The item is expected to be on a future City Council meeting agenda.

Alexander said, "Chief Busken is highly qualified with a career in law enforcement spanning 26 years. He brings to the position the professional leadership and knowledge we need to move the Greenville Police Department forward as our community grows and to meet the challenges we continually face."

Busken began his career in law enforcement with University City, Missouri Police Department in 1983, where he served as a patrol officer and later as an investigator in the crime prevention unit. While in Missouri, Busken served as an agent in narcotics enforcement, as a field commander and as deputy director with the North County Municipal Enforcement Group in St. Louis, Missouri, a multi-agency drug enforcement operation.

In 1993, Busken was named Police Chief for the Crystal City, Missouri, Police Department, where he served until 2000. During that time, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and was a founding member of the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Board of Governors.

In 2000, Busken was appointed Police Chief for the City of Madison, Alabama, where he served as the chief executive over 100 officers and support personnel serving a population of 42,000 in one of Alabama's fastest growing cities.

Busken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics from Culver-Stockton College and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a Candidate for Doctorate in Business/Criminal Justice from Northcentral University. In addition, he attended the FBI National Academy and has over 300 hours of internationally recognized upper management leadership training in every aspect of modern law enforcement mission and over 1,000 hours of advanced management and operational training.