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The bureau’s leaders

Bruce Pijanowski
Bruce Pijanowski

740-845-2154 | Bruce.Pijanowski@OhioAGO.gov

As superintendent of BCI since late 2023, Bruce Pijanowski is focused on supporting the priorities of Attorney General Yost and providing the best investigative, laboratory and identification services to law enforcement partners statewide as well as the people of Ohio.

He joined BCI as assistant superintendent in May 2022 after 34 years with the Delaware Police Department, including that last 10 as police chief. As chief, Pijanowski actively promoted professional policing and community engagement, and worked to improve the outcomes of those involved in the criminal justice system due to behavioral health and addiction. He started with the department in 1988, working his way through the ranks. Before being named chief in 2012, he served as a detective, sergeant, detective sergeant, captain and assistant chief before.

Pijanowski is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the FBI National Academy. He also has served on the executive committee of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mark Kollar
Mark Kollar
Assistant Superintendent

234-400-3623 | Mark.Kollar@OhioAGO.gov

Mark Kollar was promoted to assistant superintendent of BCI in January 2024. In the role, he assists Superintendent Pijanowski with the bureau’s operational aspects, serving the law enforcement community and helping Ohioans to feel safe in their communities.

Kollar joined BCI in 2008 as a special agent in the Crime Scene Unit; later worked for the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), becoming the special agent supervisor over the Northeast SIU in 2013; and most recently served as the special agent-in-charge of the Technical Investigations Division. During his tenure with the bureau, he has been actively involved in the investigation and supervision of use-of-force investigations, conducted training on the topic, and written a book for the Attorney General’s Office on investigative best practices for officer-involved critical incidents.

Before BCI, Kollar spent 15 years with municipal law enforcement agencies, including the Medina Police Department, where he worked as a detective.

He is a graduate of Ohio University and the FBI National Academy.