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Police Practices & Procedures

Expert Witness Profile

Chief Dan Busken is qualified as an expert in: Use of Force & Deadly Force, Law Enforcement & Civil Rights, Law Enforcement Policies & Procedures, Police Vehicle Emergency Response. Police Vehicle Pursuits, Police Use of Force and Arrest, Police Shootings, Police Internal Affairs, and Police Misconduct.

He served as a municipal police officer for 35 years including 25 years as a chief of police. This service included responsibility for development of and compliance with progressive law enforcement policies and procedures. Chief Busken served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Police Chiefs Recognition Program. This program sets the standards for progressive and professional law enforcement practices throughout the State of Texas.

While serving as a municipal police chief in three different States (Missouri, Alabama, Texas), Chief Busken directed research, development, and implementation of many police department policies including: Use of Force, De-Escalation and Alternatives, Taser, Pursuit, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Crime Prevention, Recruitment, Canine Operations, Narcotics Enforcement, Tactical, Emergency Response and Negotiations, Domestic and Family Violence, Jails, Housing of Prisoners, Arrest, Detention, Search and Seizure.

Chief Busken has over 5,000 hours of training and education. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Some of his previous training includes programs through the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, and the Force Science Institute. Chief Busken achieved Master Peace Officer certification in Texas, as well as Police Officer certification in Missouri and Alabama.

Expert services include case evaluation, consultation, and qualified expert services for law enforcement related cases in the Federal and State court systems as well as for disciplinary proceedings conducted within a municipal system.

Education & Licenses

MBA with a Criminal Justice Specialization, Master's Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Economics. FBI National Academy Graduate.