Support Services Commander
Lieutenant Kent Meier began his career with the Crestwood Police Department in 1997 after graduating the St. Charles County Police Academy. After graduation, he served in the department's Patrol and Detective divisions until being promoted to Sergeant in 2008. As a patrol supervisor, he held assignments as the department's patrol division and as lead firearms instructor. He has successfully obtained grant funding many times which has fulfilled the needs the department has had for specialized equipment.
In 2021, then-Sgt. Meier was transferred from patrol to the detective bureau as a supervisor and was the departments Evidence Technician.
In 2022, Lieutenant Meier was promoted to Commander of Support Services, where he serves as the Department’s supervisor over the Detective Bureau, Records, and the Community Liaison/Crime Analyst. He also is the administrator of all departments’ technology-based law enforcement systems, statistical reporting, training coordinator, procurement, and fleet manager.
Lieutenant Meier holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Central Missouri. He also graduated from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation’s Police Command College.
Lieutenant Meier has served the citizens of Crestwood for more than 24 years and has received numerous commendations and awards for his service. In 2007, he received a Commendation for his efforts in solving a death involving a Good Samaritan. In 2013, he received the Optimist Club award for Outstanding Service. In 2019, Lieutenant Meier was the recipient of the Frank Arnoldy Award for Excellent Service.