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. Denny Hufford dhufford@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. Mark Bruegenhemke 

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.