Office of the Chief of Police

Chief Cheryl Funkhouser began her law enforcement career in 1993 as a Police Officer with the University City (MO) Police Department.  She joined the Chesterfield Police Department as a Police Officer in 1995.


Since joining the Chesterfield Police Department, Chief Funkhouser has progressed through the ranks and served in various assignments throughout her career.  In 2005, she was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant, assigned as a Watch Supervisor in the Bureau of Uniformed Patrol.  She was later transferred to the Bureau of Community Affairs to become the Bureau Supervisor.  In 2011, She was promoted to the rank of Police Lieutenant and assumed the position of Commander of the Bureau of Administration.  In 2017, she was promoted to the rank of Police Captain and assumed the position of Commander of the Division of Operational Support. 


On January 12, 2024, Chief Funkhouser was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Chesterfield Police Department, becoming only the second Police Chief in the history of the Police Department.  She replaced Chief Ray Johnson, who is credited with starting the Chesterfield Police Department in 1988 and serving as the Chesterfield Police Chief for 35 years.


Chief Funkhouser graduated magna cum laude from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management.  She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Public Safety degree with a 4.0 cumulative GPA.  She is also a graduate of the 279th session of the FBI National Academy.


Chief Funkhouser is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), International Association of Women Police (IAWP), the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MOPCA) and Missouri Women Leading Government (MOWLG).


Chief Funkhouser spends most of her off-duty time enjoying the outdoors, and she and her husband frequently spend their vacations hiking in the various National Parks of the United States.