Missouri Department of Public Safety

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Missouri Department of Public Safety
Abbreviation MO DPS
Modps seal.png
Logo of the Missouri Department of Public Safety
Motto Service, Safety, Security
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Missouri, USA
Size 69,709 square miles (180,550 km2)
Population 6,083,672 (2015 est.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Jefferson City, Missouri
Governor of Missouri responsible Eric Greitens
Agency executives
Parent agency State of Missouri
Missouri DPS website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety is a department of the State of Missouri in the United States. It administers a broad range of the state's public service agencies including the division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, the division of Fire safety, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri National Guard, the Missouri Reserve Military Force, and the Water Patrol and Missouri Capitol Police. The gaming commission is also overseen by the department and is responsible for monitoring bingo and riverboat gambling operations. Additionally, the Missouri Department of Public Safety administers the State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), which coordinates the response to natural and man-made disasters, and the state office of homeland security.


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.

Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri National Guard
Missouri Reserve Military Force
Missouri Capitol Police
Missouri Gaming Commission
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
Missouri Veterans Commission

Missouri State Highway Patrol[edit]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division is the unit of the department most frequently seen by citizens. Uniformed troopers of the highway patrol are responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal law, usually in unincorporated areas, and serve as the uniformed Missouri state police.

Missouri Capitol Police[edit]

The Missouri Capitol Police Division is the unit of the department This is split into three shifts and a 6 officer strong Executive Protection Detail responsible for close protection of the state governor and the Governor's Mansion.

Missouri National Guard[edit]

The Missouri National Guard Division is the unit of the department less frequently seen by citizens.

Senior Staff[edit]

Member Term began Term ends
Charles "Drew" Juden III January 9, 2017 January 9, 2020
Gregg Favre January 9, 2017 January 9, 2020
Tracy McGinnis April 4, 2009 January 9, 2020
Mike O'Connell Jul 13, 2015 January 9, 2020
Ian Dunlap Jul 13, 2015 January 9, 2020


External links[edit]

Website: http://www.dps.mo.gov/ Missouri Department of Public Safety