Colonel Sandra K. Karsten
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is under the command of Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, who
was appointed Superintendent effective March 9, 2017. The Superintendent is supported by the Assistant Superintendent and six Bureau Commanders.
Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson
Major Gregory K. Smith
Major Smith commands the Patrol's Field Operations Bureau, which has authority over the Patrol's nine Troops, the Aircraft Division and the Water Patrol Division. Supervision of all field activities, except operations of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, along with the coordination of activities between troops, divisions and governmental affairs is the responsibility of the Field Operations Bureau. The Bureau also coordinates the activities of the Major Crash Investigation Teams located throughout the state.
Major Sarah L. Eberhard
Major Eberhard oversees the Criminal Investigation Bureau, which has authority over the Crime Laboratory, Drug and Crime Control, Gaming, and MIAC divisions. Supervision of all Patrol criminal investigative units throughout the state, to include participation in all federal and local investigative task forces is the responsibility of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Major Vince S. Rice
Major Rice is commander of the Administrative Services Bureau, which has authority over the Career Recruitment, Human Resources, Research and Development, and Training divisions and coordinates their activities with the troops.
Major Malik A. Henderson
Major Henderson has authority over the Support Services Bureau, which directs the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Driver Examination, Motor Vehicle Inspection and Fleet and Facilities divisions and coordinates their activities with the troops. Major Henderson is also responsible for capitol improvements.
Major David A. Flannigan
Major Flannigan is responsible for the Technical Services Bureau, which directs the Criminal Justice Information Services, Communications and Patrol Records divisions and coordinates their activities with the troops.
Sandra K. Karsten
- Assistant Superintendent: Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson
- Major: Gregory K. Smith
- Major: Sarah L. Eberhard
- Major: Vince S. Rice
- Major: Malik A. Henderson
- Major: David A. Flannigan
- Major: Kemp A. Shoun
Also assigned to the Field Operations Bureau (FOB) are: Captain Norman A. Murphy, Captain Matthew C. Walz, Lieutenant Brian L. Daniel, Lieutenant Richard G. Fredendall and Lieutenant Michael W. Watson.