The Department of Public Safety comprises eight different agencies (including two commissions) and six separate programs all committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens of Missouri. Additionally, the Office of the Director administers the Homeland Security Program and state and federal funds in grants for juvenile justice, victims’ assistance, law enforcement and narcotics control.

Other programs in the Director’s Office provide support services and resources to assist local law enforcement agencies and to provide training criteria and licensing for law enforcement officers.

Lane Roberts

Lane Roberts, Director

Lane Roberts was named Director of the Department of Public Safety by Gov. Jay Nixon on March 19, 2015. Read more...

Senior Staff

Stephen Sokoloff, Deputy Director
Tracy McGinnis, General Counsel
Mike O'Connell, Communications Director
Ian Dunlap, Legislative Liaison