Commanding Officer: Captain Cheryl Funkhouser (bio)
The Division of Operational Support provides the support elements for the Division of Police Operations and the Office of the Chief of Police. It is comprised of the Bureau of Records and Property and Bureau of Administrative Services. The division's functions include training, budget and purchasing, records, communications, evidence & property control, accreditation, staff inspection, personnel, crime analysis, building, equipment & fleet maintenance and technical services.
BUREAU OF RECORDS AND PROPERTY
Sgt. Laura Obermeyer
The Bureau of Records and Property is comprised of the Records Unit and the Property Unit. The Bureau is responsible for record storage and release, the proper storage of evidence and property, crime analysis and research & development.
The Records Unit employs civilian clerks to maintain all departmental records and to function as service contacts for citizens entering the police facility twenty-four hours a day. This section is responsible for the release of all police records, police reports, accident reports and criminal history checks, research & development, grant management, staff inspection and crime analysis.
The unit also coordinates the agency's communication function which is provided through the St. Louis County Police Department's 911 Dispatch Center.
The Property Control Unit is responsible for the control of both evidentiary items and those pieces of property that come into the possession of the Police Department such as found property. Items of found property are treated in the same manner as evidence and are required to be secured until the owner may be located. The Evidence Officer is in control of thousands of pieces of evidence at any given time and is responsible for the proper handling and storage of these items.
Also housed under the Property Unit is the Fleet Maintenance Section which is responsible for the maintenance of the extensive fleet of vehicles and related equipment used by the Chesterfield Police Department. This includes the Mobile Data Terminals (laptop computers) located in each car, which enable patrol officers to instantly conduct record checks, obtain driver's license information, access vital information from the dispatchers & in-house computers and even conduct mug shot searches. This state of the art equipment is part of the overall plan to ensure that the Chesterfield Police Officers are on the cutting edge of technology to best serve the needs of the community. Members of the unit also coordinate building & fleet maintenance services, equipment maintenance and technical services. This unit also oversees body worn cameras which were implemented in early 2018.
BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Lt. Chris Connelly
The Bureau of Administrative Services is comprised of the Project Management Unit and the Personnel & Training Unit. The Bureau's responsibilities include personnel management, training coordination and development, crime analysis, budgeting/purchasing and Crisis Intervention Team coordination.
Project Management Unit
The Project Management Unit is responsible for staff inspections, policy development, internal audits and grant procurement.
The Project Management Unit also houses the agency's crime analysis function. The crime analyst is responsible for review of operational, criminal and statistical data for analysis. This includes the dissemination of crime trend information and crime statistics both within the agency and to the citizens of Chesterfield, including UCR data. The crime analyst also serves as a key member of the agency's CALEA accreditation team.
Personnel and Training Unit
The Personnel and Training Unit directly assists the agency and the Police Personnel Board in the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of police department personnel, as well as the continuing education and training of the existing members of the agency. One officer in the unit is currently detached to the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy where he serves as an academy instructor.