A retired CPD sergeant, Bielecki had 26 complaints on his record according to the Citizens Police Data Project. He has said, “the best results are when the community partners with the police,” and that he is running “to listen and help give community members a voice [and] to give the police input as well.”

The Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed.

Image of a Chicago Police Department badge, denoting the candidate has ties to law enforcement or the Fraternal Order of Police
Ties to police or FOP Credit: Amber Huff

Candidate questionnaire responses

  • Do you have experience as an activist or community organizer? Yes*
  • Do you have experience interacting with CPD? Yes
  • Do you have experience working or interacting with government? Yes
  • Should the city hire more police officers? Yes
  • Is CPD adequately funded? Yes: funding should stay about the same.
  • CPD reform: The police are doing a good job, and need more resources.
  • Mental health crises: Police should accompany healthcare workers to mental health crises.

*I have organized several events for police officers as well as clothing drives for the homeless.

What do you consider the primary role of a police district councilor to be?

  • Communicating with the department on behalf of the community

Why are you running for Police District Council?

To help police/community relations in my district.