Chief’s Desk

My name is Alan Hucke, and I am proud to serve as Chief of Police of the Millstadt Police Department.  My grandfather and uncles were firemen for the Millstadt Volunteer Fire Department.  From a young age I had a passion for being a first responder.  At 18 I obtained my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license.  For over 20 years I served on the Millstadt Ambulance Service.  In 1992 I obtained my paramedic license and worked for MedStar Ambulance in various St. Clair County communities for over five years.  I also served for several years on the Millstadt Volunteer Fire Department.  I began my law enforcement career here in 1996 as a deputy marshal (auxiliary officer).  In 1997 I became a part-time officer, was promoted to full-time patrol officer in 1998, eventually promoted to sergeant, lieutenant, and was appointed as chief in May of 2020.  I have an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paramedic Technology from Southwestern Illinois College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College.  I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many great people in this profession over the years.

The challenges of a modern-day law enforcement agency are never ending and continue to evolve.  There are many components of a police department that are required to make it run efficiently.  People in every community desire and expect their law enforcement agency to be professional, well trained, competent, fair, and to abide by Constitutional guidelines.  As Chief of Police, I expect this of myself and all my officers.  We are committed to not just meet the community’s expectations, but to exceed them when possible.  As chief, I am proud to have officers who can take on tasks geared to their own individual strong points.  Law enforcement is a unique field in which there are many different aspects of this career that an officer can take an interest in and excel.

I believe no police department is an island unto itself.  It takes community participation to make Millstadt a great place to live and work.  Sir Robert Peel was a British Prime Minister in the 1800’s and is considered the father of modern policing.  One of his principals reads in part, “……the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, it takes both our police department and community members to keep Millstadt a great place to live and work.  Our relations with the community are essential, and we conduct various programs with different age groups that build an excellent rapport.  As these programs become available we list them on our "News & Announcements" section on this website.  

Finally, I would like to thank my officers, Mayor Mike Todd and the Millstadt Village Board for placing their trust and faith in me to lead the department.  My office is always open to anyone who would like to discuss any matter concerning public safety.


Alan J. Hucke
Chief of Police