Division of Special Operations


Commanding Officer: 
Captain Mark Bruegenhemke (bio)

The Division of Special Operations provides support to the department's Patrol function and is comprised of the Bureau of Traffic Enforcement, Bureau of Community Affairs and Bureau of Special Enforcement. The Division's functions include special event management, patrol & investigative responsibilities for the city's retail corridor & parks, court security, neighborhood liaison, code enforcement, emergency management, and school resource officer services.

Bureau Director: 
Lieutenant Tim Deckard


The Bureau Director oversees day to day operations of the Traffic Division, Special Enforcement Unit and Training Division. The Director is responsible for coordinating and planning traffic control and security for special events within the City of Chesterfield. The Division also assigns adequate staffing to provide court security, keeping all visitors safe.  

Training Unit

The Training Unit directly coordinates initial training for new officers and continued education of the existing members to meet POST and CALEA requirements. The goal of the Bureau of Training is to conduct annual training for all commissioned officers on fire arms handling, qualification on all weapons deployed by the Chesterfield Police Department, reasonableness in the application of use of force, de-escalation techniques, resistance control continuum, implicit bias awareness, cultural awareness and impartial policing. 

Bureau Commander: 
Sergeant John Bodi

The Bureau of Traffic Enforcement is supervised by a uniformed sergeant and consists of five uniformed police officers.

The Bureau of Traffic Enforcement is responsible for the safety of Chesterfield's residents and visitors as they travel throughout the 176 miles of traffic-ways that wind throughout the 33.64 square miles of Chesterfield. 

The Bureau of Traffic Enforcement maintains primary responsibility for directed traffic enforcement, accident investigation and special event traffic management throughout the City of Chesterfield. Four of the Bureau's patrol officers are certified accident reconstructionist.


Bureau Commander: 
Sergeant Gary Gunn

The Bureau of Special Enforcement unit is responsible for handling all calls for service and providing a high level of uniformed visibility in all of the City's parks, trails and the primary retail venues within the City of Chesterfield. The unit is currently staffed with eight uniformed police officers.