The Bureau of Community Policing is made up of more than 1,000 commissioned officers and civilian employees. It includes the nine police districts, district detectives, Crime Analysis Unit, Housing Unit and Police Officers assigned to the Circuit Attorney’s office as investigators.
Major Joseph Spiess
Major Joseph Spiess joined the Metropolitan Police Department as a Police Officer on November 7, 1988. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 1995. As a Sergeant, he served in First District, Intelligence Division, and Mobile Reserve Units.
Major Spiess was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April of 2002. He served in the Third District, First District and Vice Narcotics Unit.
In April of 2006, Major Spiess was promoted to the rank of Captain. He served as the Commander of the Vice Narcotics Unit as well as the First District and the Seventh District.
In January 2013, Major Spiess was promoted to the rank of Major and assigned as the Deputy Commander of the Bureau of Community Policing.
Major Spiess holds a Master of Arts degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Louis University.