Office of the Director

The Department of Public Safety comprises eight different agencies (including two commissions) and six separate programs all committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens of Missouri. Additionally, the Office of the Director administers the Homeland Security Program and state and federal funds in grants for juvenile justice, victims’ assistance, law enforcement and narcotics control.

Other programs in the Director’s Office provide support services and resources to assist local law enforcement agencies and to provide training criteria and licensing for law enforcement officers.

Senior Staff

  • Peter Lyskowski, Acting Director
  • Stephen Sokoloff, Deputy Director
  • Tracy McGinnis, General Counsel
  • Mike O'Connell, Communications Director
    Ian Dunlap, Legislative Liaison
Peter Lyskowski, Acting Director

Peter Lyskowski,
Acting Director

Peter Lyskowski was named Acting Director of the Department of Public Safety by Gov. Jay Nixon on Feb. 25, 2015. Read more...