November 01, 2017

Veteran law enforcement officers now leading 2 Missouri Department of Public Safety agencies

Dorothy Taylor now leads Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control; Mark Maples heads Missouri Capitol Police Department

Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden today announced two veteran law enforcement officers have joined the department in the top posts at the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the Missouri Capitol Police Department. Each began their new roles today.

Dorothy Taylor, a 21-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who retired last month as assistant training director of the Highway Patrol Training Academy, is the new acting state supervisor of the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Taylor retired as a Patrol lieutenant.  The state supervisor position requires Senate confirmation.

Mark Maples, a 25-year law enforcement veteran and served as Lake Ozark Police Chief from 2007 to 2014, is the new chief of the Missouri Capitol Police Department. Maples was an Anheuser-Busch INBEV corporate security manager before taking his new position.

“The safety and security of Missourians is our top priority, and I believe Dorothy Taylor and Mark Maples have the experience, leadership skills, and resolve to strengthen public safety through their work in their new positions at the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and Capitol Police,” Public Safety Director Juden said. “Throughout their careers, Dorothy and Mark have demonstrated a strong ability to work cooperatively with other law enforcement and public safety agencies, which Gov. Greitens and I consider essential to the work we do.” 

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control issues liquor licenses, regulates alcohol sales, collects alcohol excise taxes and conducts tobacco sales enforcement. 

Missouri Capitol Police has responsibility for security at the Missouri Capitol and throughout the Jefferson City Capitol Complex.

Director Juden expressed his appreciation for the work ATC Chief of Enforcement Keith Hendrickson has done for the past 10 months in the capacity of acting state supervisor of ATC, and that MCP Captain Paul Minze has done as acting chief of Capitol Police.   



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