Lawrence O'Toole Sr
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Lawrence O'Toole Sr
Lawrence M. O'Toole
Assistant Chief of Police Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis

April 19, 2017 - December 28,2017
Jimmie Edwards
Lyda Krewson
Sam Dotson
John Hayden Jr.
Personal details
Born Lawrence M. O'Toole
(1965-07-22) July 22, 1965 (age 52)
Residence St. Louis Hills, St. Louis
Alma mater Southeast Missouri State University, FBI National Academy, Lindenwood University

Lawrence M. O'Toole is the Assistant Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis. O'Toole previously served as the commander of the department's Bureau of Community Policing and as the deputy commander of the Bureau of Professional Standards. He was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police on July 9, 2015. On April 19, 2017, Lt. Col. O'Toole was appointed Acting Police Commissioner. A role he remained in until December 28th, 2017.

Early life and education

Lt. Col. O'Toole received his Master of Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University and his bachelor's of science in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University.


He also graduated from the FBI National Academy, and served as president of the FBI National Academy Associates for the Eastern District of Missouri. He joined the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department in 1984, where he served in the Third and Ninth Districts. He served as commander of the Bureau of Community Policing and deputy commander of the Bureau of Professional Standards before his appointment as assistant chief of police in July 2015. On April 19, 2017, O'Toole was appointed acting interim commissioner of police.[1]

As Assistant Chief of Police, O'Toole is responsible for Planning and Research/CALEA of the Metropolitan Police Department, including field operations, Special Projects, Asset Removal, and Emergency Management/CEMA. He also coordinates activities with other city departments and outside agencies.


  1. ^ "Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole, Acting Police Commissioner". St Louis Metropolitan Police Department. 

External links

Police appointments
Preceded by
Doyle Sam Dotson III
Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Succeeded by
John Hayden Jr.

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