|Lawrence M. O'Toole|
|Assistant Chief of Police Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis|
April 19, 2017 - December 28,2017
|John Hayden Jr.|
Lawrence M. O'Toole|
July 22, 1965
|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.
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.
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.