Command Staff & Department Organization
Director of Public Safety, (Chief) Eric J. Hall
Chief Hall has been employed with the City of Des Peres since 1997. Chief Hall has served the department as a Public Safety Officer, Corporal, Lieutenant – Shift Commander, and Lieutenant – Support Service Commander. As Support Services Commander Chief Hall was responsible for the department achieving agency certification through the Missouri Police Chief’s Association Certification Program. In October 2015, Chief Hall was promoted to Captain – Commander of Fire & EMS Services.
Chief Hall has a Master of Science Degree in Management from Lindenwood University, and is graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy, and designated as a Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. In 2016, Chief Hall was accepted from a pool of nationwide applicants to attend the Fire Service Executive Development Institute. This was a national leadership program sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs through a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
Chief Hall served on the St. Louis County Emergency Communication Commission (ECC) Request for Proposal/Technical Committee in the design and implementation of the new county wide digital radio system. In addition, Chief Hall served as Chair Person of the Fire Service User Group and a member of the Police User Group.
“I am honored to be selected next Director of Public Safety for the City of Des Peres and lead the dedicated staff of professionals and support the work they do day in an day out for our community. I look forward to meeting with, and learning from our residents and business leaders about how our department can better service their needs”.
On October 09, 2018, Chief Hall was promoted to Director of Public Safety (Chief) of the Des Peres department of Public Safety.
Police Operations Commander, (Captain) Sean M. Quinn
I have been with the City of Des Peres since 1990. During my employment with the Public Safety Department, I have served as a Public Safety Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, Shift Sergeant, and Support Services Lieutenant. I hold a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Concordia University. In 2000, my application was accepted at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where I completed the Fire Inspector's Course. I am also certified by the State of Missouri as a Fire Instructor, HAZMAT Technician, and Fire Officer I and II.
In 2001, I was promoted to the rank of Captain, Commander of the Fire/EMS Services, and have been involved with the safety management challenges associated with the redevelopment of Westfield Shoppingtown West County. In 2015, I was transferred to the position of Commander of Police Operations after having graduated the FBI National Academy in December.