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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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Public Safety Commission






Our Mission


To make Jefferson County more disaster-resilient through the coordination of all-hazards planning, exercise development and by promoting the adoption of best-practices in all areas of its public safety system. 



About the Commission


As established by the Home Rule Charter of Jefferson County (Article VI, Section 6.2), the Public Safety Commission works with the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management to maintain the County’s All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). This document outlines how the County and its partners will come together to manage any type of emergency situation that would otherwise overwhelm the ability of individual departments to provide for the public’s safety through use of day-to-day resources.


With the input of partners identified in the EOP, the Public Safety Commission works to ensure that the County’s plan provides a sufficient level of planning coordination and logistical support necessary for response to both natural and human-caused disasters.



Contact Us


Normal meetings of the Public Safety Commission are held the first Thursday of every other month at the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center located at 1409 Herculaneum Industrial Drive, Herculaneum, MO. 63048.


Commission Representatives:


Fire Protection Districts

Michael Arnhart

Antonia Fire Protection District


Municipal Fire Departments


Emergency Medical Service Districts

Curtis Stueve

Administrator, Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District



Jefferson County 911 Dispatch

Trista McGrath

JeffersonCounty 911 Dispatch  


Municipal Police Departments

Timothy Lewis

Police Chief

City of Festus

636-937-3646 ext 204


Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office

Lt. Gary Higginbotham

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Professional Standards Unit



Public Health Agencies

Kelley Vollmar

Director, Jefferson County Health Department

636-797-3737 x111


Jefferson County Department of Public Works

Kurt Wengert

Department of Public Works



Public Representative


Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management

Warren Robinson

Director, Jefferson County OEM