Friday, July 31, 2009
Buske selected as Bryan police chief
Eric Buske of Omaha, Neb., was named Bryan police chief on Friday. Buske’s first day on the job is scheduled for Sept. 14. His salary is $122,000.
“I thought our finalists were really high-caliber individuals,” City Manager David Watkins said Friday. “Eric Buske, however, really set himself apart. His community-oriented style is exactly what we want to continue at the Bryan Police Department. We are fortunate to have him on board.”
Buske has worked for the Omaha Police Department since 1984, most recently being named chief of police in 2008. He facilitated, established and commanded Omaha’s “Weed and Seed Neighborhood Policing Team,” which involved devising and implementing community policing and problem-solving strategies. He has commanded the Omaha Metro Drug Task Force, the Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Uniform Patrol Bureau and the Police Services Bureau.
Buske and his wife Deborah, a registered nurse, have five children and four grandchildren.
As Bryan police chief, Buske will lead 103 officers, 40 civilians, 20 sergeants and six lieutenants.
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