Patrol - All Millstadt Officers, regards of rank, are at their very core patrol officers. The tasks of patrol officers are endless, but can be summed up in four categories:
1. Public Service: Examples of Public Service are motorist assists/vehicle lockouts, business and house checks, handling low level calls such as personal well-being checks and identity thefts, providing general information on various topics such as laws and ordinances, and giving presentations to various social groups.
2. Order Maintenance: Examples of Order Maintenance are responding to loud noise and barking dog complaints, nuisances such as tall weeds and inoperable vehicles, handling complaints of loitering and solicitor complaints, neighbor disputes, vandalism and much more.
3. Law Enforcement: Examples of Law Enforcement are traffic enforcement, criminal enforcement and emergency response which includes responding to traffic crashes and serious medical and traumatic injury calls.
4. Public Safety: Examples of Public Safety are routine patrol, crowd control and traffic control.
Investigations - Unlike many large departments where the patrol officer takes a report and forwards it to investigations, all of our officers are expected to investigate crimes as much as possible before handing it to a seasoned investigator. Our department comprises of state certified investigators who have undergone advances training in such topics as advances interview and interrogation, sexual assaults, and homicide investigations. Our department currently has two investigators, Sergeant Adam Romero and Officer Kevin Witschie, assigned to the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. By having investigators assigned to this unit they are able to learn a wealth of knowledge and training which they bring back to our department to better serve our citizens.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) /Youth Officer - Since 2005 our police department has had a D.A.R.E. Officer to teach kids of various ages at Millstadt Consolidated School and St. James Catholic School. Much more than an anti-drug program, D.A.R.E. teaches kids how to respond to bullying, healthy ways to handle stress, effective communication skills and utilizing a model to make good decisions. By being present in the schools, this officer is able to form a bond with the kids that does not just stay in classroom, but continues to evolve in our community. Many times parents who may be having issues with a child will specifically seek out the youth officer because of the bond that officer has with the child and parents. Our current D.A.R.E. Officer is Chief Alan Hucke.
Chaplain - Pastor Peter Ill, of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, is currently the chaplain for not only our police department, but the Millstadt Fire Department and Millstadt Ambulance as well. On the police side Pastor Ill rides with the officers as a show of support and to minister to their needs to ensure officer wellness. Pastor Ill has been utilized when people may be emotionally upset and need spiritual support, such as at the scenes of a deceased family member or when someone witnesses a traumatic event. In pastor Ill's absence, other clergy from Millstadt are utilized.