Command Staff & Department Organization
Chief Keith L. Krumm-Director of Public Safety
Chief Krumm is a 31-year veteran in the Department of Public Safety, including 26 years in a supervisory or command role. He has served as a Watch Commander in the Bureau of Field Operations, as Detective Lieutenant, as Captain of Administrative and Support Services for 20 years and as Emergency Management Director. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
"I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity being afforded me to head this department, and to lead and outstanding group of men and women in a team approach to serve the citizens of Des Peres. We take our responsibility to this community very seriously and pledge to work tirelessly to continue to serve the public in an efficient and professional manner. The safety and security of our residents are paramount. We have an outstanding department-my goal is to make it better and more involved in the community."
The Des Peres Department of Public Safety is a functionally integrated department offering police, fire and emergency medical services. All members of the Department, except specialized personnel, are fully cross-trained and certified in all three professions. The Director of Public Safety serves as both Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Chief Krumm is the 6th director to head the department over a 50-year period.
"The beauty of Public Safety is that the officer who responds first to the scene of any emergency event has the skills to assess what needs to be done and to initiate action before other personnel and equipment are on the scene. Cross-training also provides a large group of employees who can be deployed for major emergencies that would otherwise overwhelm a traditional police or fire department."
Captain Charles Milano-Police Patrol Commander
I am a life-long St. Louis resident. In 1975 I graduated from Missouri University at St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice. My law enforcement career began in 1982. In 1984 I was hired as a Public Safety Officer with the City of Des Peres. Since 1984 I have performed as an Officer, Detective, and Shift Supervisor (both as Sergeant and as a Lieutenant). In 1999 I was promoted to the rank of Captain. My duties have included those of Fire Marshal and Deputy Chief of Fire and EMS services. I am currently the Commander of Police Operations. I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy. I have been a member of the St. Louis Area Major Case Squad since 1989 and currently hold the rank of Deputy Commander in that organization.
Captain Sean M. Quinn-Fire and EMS Commander
I have been with the City of Des Peres since 1990. During my employment with the Public Safety Department, I have served as a Public Safety Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, Shift Sergeant, and Support Services Lieutenant. I hold a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Concordia University. In 2000, my application was accepted at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where I completed the Fire Inspector's Course. I am also certified by the State of Missouri as a Fire Instructor, HAZMAT Technician, and Fire Officer I and II.
In 2001, I was promoted to the rank of Captain, Commander of the Fire/EMS Services, and have been involved with the safety management challenges associated with the redevelopment of Westfield Shoppingtown - West County.