Chesterfield Police Chief to head Major Case Squad
Chief Ray Johnson, of the Chesterfield Police Department, was named to serve as chairman of the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was formed in 1965 and has been one of the longest standing collaborations of professional law enforcement agencies in the nation. The Major Case Squad is comprised of approximately 500 highly trained Criminal Homicide Investigators from the 13 county region of the St. Louis metropolitan area, encompassing St. Louis County, St. Louis City, five additional Missouri counties and six counties in Illinois, serving a total of nearly 3 million people.
The Major Case Squad is activated to investigate homicides and other serious major crimes throughout the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. During the tenure of the Major Case Squad it has been highly successful in solving these major crimes, averaging approximately an 85 percent clearance rate. The Major Case Squad remains one of the most professional, knowledgeable and motivated law enforcement entities in the country.
Chief Johnson, a long-standing member of the Major Case Squad, has been with the Chesterfield Police Department since its inception in June of 1989. The position of chairman is in addition to Chief Johnson’s duties as chief of police. He also serves on numerous law enforcement organization boards including as commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an international accrediting body for law enforcement agencies, training academies and public safety communications centers.