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.
- Jerry Lee, Director
- Andrea Spillars, Deputy Director
- James Klahr, Legislative Liaison
- Tracy McGinnis, General Counsel
- Chris Pickering, Homeland Security Coordinator
- Mike O'Connell, Communications Director
Jerry Lee, Director
On Oct. 18, 2011, Gov. Jay Nixon named former St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee director of the Department of Public Safety. Read more...