Division of Police Operations

Commanding Officer:
Captain Daniel Dunn 

The Division of Police Operations is the largest division within the Chesterfield Police Department with eighty (80) employees. It is comprised of several different bureaus and units and includes the officers with whom citizens most often come in contact. These bureaus include the Bureau of Uniform Patrol and Bureau of Criminal Investigations.


Patrol Commanders
Lt. Keith Rider krider@chesterfield.mo.us
Lt. Dale Vogelpohl dvogelpohl@chesterfield.mo.us
Lt. Greg Lehman glehman@chesterfield.mo.us

The largest Bureau of the Division of Police Operations is the Bureau of Uniformed Patrol. The Bureau's forty-five (45) officers are charged with providing a visible presence of the department within the community. The Patrol bureau consists of three squads, each commanded by a shift lieutenant and two squad sergeants.

The City is strategically divided into six police sectors, each patrolled by a specifically designated uniformed police officer, as well as two officers assigned to "rove" positions providing uniformed patrol on a twenty-four-hour basis. In keeping with the concept and principles of community policing, patrol officers are permanently assigned to sectors (patrol beats) enabling the officers to become more familiar with the needs of their individual neighborhoods, schools, roadways and commercial establishments.

Members of the Bureau provide preventative patrols, on-view traffic enforcement and respond to calls for police assistance from the citizens and businesses of Chesterfield. It is their goal to make this community one of the safest in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.  


Bureau Director
Detective Lt. Teresa Koebbe

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations is responsible for the follow-up investigation of all active offenses reported within the geographical boundaries of the City of Chesterfield.

The Bureau is supervised by a plain-clothes lieutenant and consists of eight additional employees; seven detectives and one civilian clerk/secretary. Six of the detectives work primarily out of police headquarters; each are assigned investigations within a specific police sector within Chesterfield. One of the sector detectives also serves as the agency's juvenile detective. 

One additional member of the Bureau is currently detached to the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. Additionally, all commissioned members of the Bureau serve as active members of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad and are detached on occasion to serve as homicide investigators during the investigation of high profile murders in other area cities. The Unit is also responsible for major crime scene management, all crime scene processing, intelligence information management, and personnel background investigations.

School Resource Unit

The School Resource Unit serves as resources and department liaisons at nineteen public and private schools located in Chesterfield and Clarkson Valley.  The agency has ten full time officers assigned to the program.  Six of the School Resource Officers (SROs) are individually assigned to the three public high schools and three public middle schools located in the two cities. The senior high and middle school SRO programs are partially funded by the Parkway School District and the Rockwood School District representing one of the department’s many successful community partnerships.  

Four additional officers serve a similar role in the City’s elementary schools, the Elementary SRO program.  Each ESRO is assigned three elementary and private schools where they spend their time providing high visibility security, making presentations in the classroom, to include the nationally recognized DARE Program, and becoming an integral part of the school community.