The St. Louis County Police Department's Executive Command staff is comprised of four Lieutenant Colonels, the Deputy Chief and the Chief of Police. The Lieutenant Colonels oversee the following Divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations, and Operational Support. The General Command Staff includes 17 captains and the Director of Emergency Management. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Department's eight precincts, Bureau of Transit, Tactical Operations, Drugs Enforcement, Intelligence Unit, Professional Standards, Communications and Security Services. 

Executive Command Staff

Lt. Colonel Kenneth Gregory - Deputy Chief of Police

Lt. Colonel Gregory is the Deputy Chief of Police for the St. Louis County Police Department and is oversees staff inspections, the Bureau of Research and Analysis, Municipal Services and the Bureau of Internal Affairs. 

Before being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2018,  Lt. Col. Gregory served as the Commander of the Division of Criminal Investigations.  In this position, he was responsible for the overall operation of all investigative units of the St. Louis County Police Department, including Crime Scene Investigations, Drug Enforcement, Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property, Computer and Financial Fraud, Family Crimes and the Crime Laboratory.

Lt. Colonel Gregory serves in a number of different capacities for the County Police including membership on the County Police Training Committee and the Chief's Board for hirees. He is a member of the Law Enforcement Officials and the St. Louis County Police Association, an associate member of St. Louis Area Police Chiefs.  Lt. Colonel Gregory is also a member and of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law enforcement Executives). He is also an Assessor for CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies).

Lt. Colonel Gregory began his career with the St. Louis County Police on December 2, 1979 when he was hired as recruit and later assigned to the North County Precinct after graduation. He worked as a patrolman there for ten years. In December of 1989, he was assigned to the West County Precinct - including service in the cities of Wellston and Kinloch. In April of 1995, Gregory was assigned to the Municipal Services Unit in the Chief's office where he assisted with municipal contracting until he was promoted to Sergeant in June 1995. After promotion, Gregory was assigned to the North County Precinct as a supervisor until he was assigned to the Tactical Operations Unit as supervisor in November of 1995. Lt. Colonel Gregory served in that position for two years until he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January of 1998. He was then assigned to the West County Precinct as a Watch Commander and six months later, transferred to the North County Precinct as Watch Commander. During this assignment, he served as Acting Commander of the North County Precinct for ten weeks and as Acting Commander of the City of Berkeley Police Department for two weeks. In July of 2001, Gregory was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel and assigned to the Division of Special Operations in June 2009. He was assigned to command the Division of Patrol in May of 2012.

Lt. Colonel Kenneth Gregory was born in Edenton, North Carolina but moved to St. Louis at a young age and was raised in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. He currently resides in the city of Florissant, Missouri with his wife. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of the 218th Session of the FBI National Academy. He has received one Meritorious Service Citation, five Chief's Commendations, and five Awards of Excellence.

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Lt. Col. Troy Doyle - Division of Special Operations, Commander

Lt. Colonel Doyle began his career with the St. Louis County Police on April 27, 1992 when he was hired as a Probationary Police Officer and assigned to the South County Precinct. As a member of the St. Louis County Police Department, he has served in the following capacities:

  • Officer - South County Precinct, North County Precinct and Community Action Team
  • Detective - Bureau of Drug Enforcement, FBI Gang Task Force, Intelligence Unit and FBI Public Corruption Task Force
  • Sergeant - North County Precinct and the Neighborhood Policing Unit
  • Lieutenant - North County Precinct and South County Precinct
  • Lieutenant - Interim Police Chief and then Commander: City of Jennings Detail
  • Captain - Commander of the North County Precinct and then Commander of the Division of Criminal Investigation

Lt. Colonel Doyle was promoted to his current rank and assigned to his current position as Commanding Officer of the Division of Patrol in September 2014.

Lt. Colonel Doyle is an avid supporter of police and community relations, and is currently involved in a number of community oriented programs. Lt. Colonel Doyle serves on numerous governing boards including the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives were he currently serves as President. Lt. Colonel Doyle is also the founder of the St. Louis County Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL). He received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University. Lt. Colonel Doyle has also attended countless hours of training in a variety of law enforcement, leadership and management related areas. He is a graduate of the 245th session of the FBI National Academy. Lt. Colonel Doyle is the recipient of numerous letters of appreciation, Awards of Excellence, and Chief's Commendations.

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Lt. Col. Jeff Bader - Division of Operational Support , Commander

Lt. Colonel Jeff Bader was born and raised in Southeast Missouri. He moved to St. Louis County and made it his home upon his employment with the Saint Louis County Police Department. He currently resides in the City of Wildwood and is the Commanding Officer of the Division of Operational Support.

In this position Lt. Colonel Bader is responsible for the overall operation and management the division which includes the following work groups: Communications, Central Police Records, Computer Services, County Municipal Police Academy, Emergency Communications Network, and Staff Services.

Lt. Colonel Bader began his career with the St. Louis County Police Department in September of 1983. Upon graduation from the police academy he was assigned to the South County Precinct. In his tenure with the Department, Lt. Colonel Bader has served as an officer in the South County Precinct and the Tactical Operations Unit. As a sergeant with the Department he served as a Watch Supervisor in the South County Precinct and as the Supervisor for Basic Training at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he has served as a Watch Commander within the Division of Patrol, the Commander of the Tactical Operations Unit, the Deputy Commander for the Bureau of Drug Enforcement, and as a Watch Commander in the City of Fenton Precinct. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 2009 and served as the Precinct Commander for the City of Fenton Precinct until his promotion to the rank of Lt. Colonel in 2015.

While with the Department, Lt. Colonel Bader has served on a variety of committees to include: Awards Committee, Chief's Committee, Grievance Review Committee, Chairman of the Neighborhood Policing Committee, Chairman of the Weapons Systems Committee, Chairman of the REJIS Law Enforcement Policy Advisory Committee, Secretary to the Academy Board of Managers, and as the Department's Project Director with the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC). Lt. Colonel Bader has also served as the Department’s representative on the Management Teams during all three of the Labor / Management Negotiating processes.

Lt. Colonel Bader holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University. He has received training from the National Tactical Officers Association, the National Fire Training Academy, Gulf Coast HIDTA, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He has attended the ten week FBA National Academy leadership program and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He is the recipient of the Department's Purple Heart Award, Meritorious Service Citation, and three Chief's Commendations as well as a Medal of Valor from the Crusade Against Crime organization. His hobbies include reading, exercise, attending his children's athletic events, and following NCAA basketball and football.

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Lt. Colonel Busalaki - Division of Criminal Investigations, Commander

 

Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki joined the Department in 1981 and is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer Division of Patrol. He served three years with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. During his career with the St. Louis County Police Department he has severed in the North County Precinct, and West County Precinct. 
As a detective he was assigned to the Bureau of Special Investigations and Bureau of Drug Enforcement. 

He also served several years detached as a Task Force Detective with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He served as a Watch Commander in the North County Precinct and Affton Southwest Precinct. Before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel he was the Commander of the Intelligence Unit and Director of the Fusion Center. Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki received a degree from Northeast Missouri State University. He has received 23 awards, commendations, and letters of appreciation. Lieutenant Colonel Busalaki is married with three daughters and five grandchildren.

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Lt. Col. Bryan Ludwig - Division of Patrol, Commander
 

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Ludwig joined the Department in 1996 and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Tactical Support. Lieutenant Colonel Ludwig has served in the North County Precinct, the Bureau of Crimes Against Property, the Bureau of Professional Standards, the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy, the Bureau of Drug Enforcement, and the Municipal Services Unit. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Systems from Northeast Missouri State University.