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Todd appointed county police chief 

Subject to confirmation by the St. Charles County Council this month, County Executive Steve Ehlmann has appointed David L. Todd as the first chief of the new St. Charles County Police Department.

Todd is currently captain of the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Special Enforcement. Upon approval, Todd would assume the chief position on Jan. 1.

“I know Capt. Todd will provide outstanding leadership in this new position,” Ehlmann said. “Not only does he have significant experience and education, he is a respected law enforcement professional who shows enthusiasm for and commitment to his work.”

Todd has served in law enforcement for 37 years.

During his 35 years with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, he has served in or supervised every bureau, beginning as a deputy sheriff in 1978, then achieving the rank of sergeant in 1981, lieutenant in 1997, and captain in 1998. As captain, he served as commander over the Bureau of Field Operations from 1998-2002, supervising 80 personnel in patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics, crime lab, communications and crime scene investigations. From 2003-2004, Todd served as commander over the Bureau of Administrative Services, preparing and overseeing the department’s then $10 million budget and overseeing 45 Sheriff’s Department personnel in the records, civil process and court services divisions. In 2004, Todd became commander of the Bureau of Special Enforcement where he supervised 90 personnel in nine divisions, including emergency management, court services, the fugitive unit, community education and training, and SWAT.

“I am honored to have the trust of the county executive in this appointment,” Todd said. “I look forward to working with him, the county council, police officers and staff, and the community in maintaining St. Charles County’s reputation as an excellent and safe place to live.”

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