Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki joined the Department in 1981 and is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer Division of Patrol. He served three years with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. During his career with the St. Louis County Police Department he has severed in the North County Precinct, and West County Precinct.
As a detective he was assigned to the Bureau of Special Investigations and Bureau of Drug Enforcement. He also served several years detached as a Task Force Detective with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He served as a Watch Commander in the North County Precinct and Afton Southwest Precinct.
Before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commander of the Intelligence Unit and Director of the Fusion Center. Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki received a degree from Northeast Missouri State University.
He has received 23 awards, commendations, and letters of appreciation. Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki is married with three daughters and five grandchildren.