|1510 East Elm Street Jefferson City, MO 65102|
|April 24, 1931|
Colonel Eric T. Olson - 24th Superintendent of Missouri Highway Patrol
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is the highway patrol agency for Missouri and has jurisdiction anywhere within the state. Colonel Eric T. Olson has been serving as the 24th Superintendent since March 15, 2019. He was confirmed by the Missouri Senate on March 14,2019 and now holds the rank of colonel.Missouri Senate.
State laws pertaining to the Highway Patrol including its creation, powers, structure, mission and duties are specified in Chapter 43 of Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo). According to Chapter 43.025 RSMo: "The primary purpose of the highway patrol is to enforce the traffic laws and promote safety upon the highways. As near as practicable all personnel of the patrol shall be used for carrying out these purposes." The MSHP has a criminal investigation division that investigates crimes statewide such as murder, robbery, burglary, rape and financial crimes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is more than a Highway Patrol; MSHP functions more like a full service state police agency.
In 1992, MSHP became only the 10th State Police/Highway Patrol to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies(CALEA).
General Headquarters (GHQ) and the Law Enforcement Academy are located in Jefferson City, Missouri, the state capital.
The state is divided into nine troops, with troop headquarters and communications centers located in the following cities:
Troop A: Lee's Summit (Kansas City)
Troop B: Macon
Troop C: Weldon Spring (St. Louis)
Troop D: Springfield
Troop E: Poplar Bluff
Troop F: Jefferson City
Troop G: Willow Springs
Troop H: St. Joseph
Troop I: Rolla
In addition, three of the troops maintain service centers:
Troop C: Park Hills
Troop D: Carthage
Troop E: Sikeston
This is part of a collection of wiki pages about Ferguson, Mo. Feel free to edit and expand this content with any useful information. As of 8/14, the Missouri Highway Patrol has taken command of the situation. This is an effort to collect and organize information about the Police Response in Ferguson. It's a work in progress.
As of August 14, 2014 the Missouri State Highway Patrol has taken over command over the Ferguson situation. Other agencies are still involved but will be led by the Highway Patrol.
Captain Ronald S. "Ron" Johnson of Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.
The 24th Superintendent of the Highway Patrol is Colonel Eric T. Olson