Chief of Police, Colonel Ray Johnson
The Chesterfield Police Department is headed by Chief Ray Johnson. Chief Johnson began his law enforcement career in March, 1970 as a police officer for the City of Des Peres, Missouri. During his initial tenure with the City of Des Peres Public Safety Department, Chief Johnson progressed through the ranks from Police Officer to Director of Public Safety in 1978. During his time with the City of Des Peres, he attended the 113th session of the FBI's National Academy. He held the position of Director until 1982, at which time he accepted the position of Chief of Police with the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Cape Girardeau was a bustling city that included a major Missouri University as well as a diverse environment for policing. Chief Johnson served this municipality with distinction for over 6 years.
In August of 1988, the City of Chesterfield incorporated as a new city, with Chief Johnson returning to the St. Louis area to become the head of Chesterfield's brand new police department. As the Chief of Chesterfield, he had the unique opportunity to hire each member of the agency and did so through a stringent selection process. Under his capable leadership, the department has seen significant growth in staffing, as the City of Chesterfield has become one of the premier cities in the State of Missouri.
Chief Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarkio University, where he majored in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters of Public Administration from Webster College. He is active in many professional organizations, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, Treasurer for the Crusade Against Crime Medal of Valor Committee, Vice-Chairman of the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy and Past President of the St. Louis Area Chiefs of Police, and Past President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, to name a few.
He was also named the 1999 Police Chief of the Year for the State of Missouri by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association. Finally, Chief Johnson's commitment to professionalism is highlighted by his involvement in the CALEA Accreditation process where he served nine years as a Commissioner for the International Accrediting Agency, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcment Agencies. Chief Johnson takes an active role in the management of the Chesterfield Police Department's efforts towards maintaining accreditation and served as Chair of several committees and as Secretary for the CALEA Commission.
Office of the Chaplain, Dr. Thomas Darel ("T. D.") Stubblefield
Pastor Stubblefield serves as the Chesterfield Police Department's Police Chaplain. The Office of the Chaplain exists in order to provide an avenue for the department employees to obtain counseling and spiritual guidance, and to encourage community support for law enforcement objectives as well as assisting the Police Department in providing victim services in times of need.
Dr. T. D. Stubblefield served as the Senior Pastor-Teacher of First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, Missouri from February 2000 through March 2020. Prior to joining First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, Dr. Stubblefield served as Pastor-Teacher of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown, Kentucky for 17 years.
Dr. Stubblefield has a passion for leadership development and encouraging the work of the local church. His impact is far-reaching and spans across a variety of local and national organizations. He is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
Dr. Stubblefield received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Theological Seminary in Deerfield, IL, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Georgetown College in Kentucky.
Dr. Stubblefield is married to his devoted wife and life partner, Judy. They have four children and ten grandchildren. In his leisure, Dr. Stubblefield enjoys reading, writing, aerobics, and listening to classical music.