Office of the Director
The Department of Public Safety comprises seven 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.
Sandy Karsten was named Director of the Department of Public Safety on Aug. 27, 2018.
Sandy Karsten, Director
Kevin Bond, Deputy Director
Kylie Dickneite, Homeland Security Director
Kayla Kemp, General Counsel
Mike O'Connell, Communications Director
Courtney Kawelaske, Director of Strategic Services
Halle Herbert, Legislative Liaison