Captain Michael Thompson is a twenty-three year veteran of the Chesterfield, MO Police Department and a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (BA-Business Administration). As a patrol officer, he served as a Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Officer, and Crime Scene Coordinator and was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations as a Detective for eight years.
In 2005, Captain Thompson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant; assigned as a Watch Supervisor for the Bureau of Uniformed Patrol and later transferred to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations as the bureau supervisor. In 2011, Captain Thompson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he remained as the Commander of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, as well as serving as the Commander of Internal Affairs. In 2014, he was assigned as the Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations, which includes the Traffic Unit and Special Enforcement Unit. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and he is currently serving as the Commander of the Division of Special Operations and the Emergency Management Director for the City of Chesterfield.
Captain Thompson has been a member of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis for over fourteen years and is currently a Deputy Commander for the squad. He is a graduate of the 263rd Session of the FBI National Academy in 2016 and a founding member and current President of the Missouri Organized Retail Crime Association (MORCA). Captain Thompson is married with two daughters and resides in west St. Louis County.