Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson has been tapped to serve as chairman for the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad.
The Major Case Squad is activated to investigate homicides and other serious major crimes throughout the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It includes 500 highly trained Criminal Homicide Investigators from the 13 county region of the St. Louis metropolitan area, encompassing St. Louis County, St. Louis City, five additional Missouri counties and six counties in Illinois.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was formed in 1965 and has been one of the longest standing collaborations of professional law enforcement agencies in the nation.
During the tenure of the Major Case Squad it has been highly successful in solving these major crimes, averaging approximately an 85% clearance rate. The Major Case Squad remains one of the most professional, knowledgeable and motivated law enforcement entities in the country.
Johnson has been a long standing member of the Major Case Squad and with the Chesterfield Police Department since its inception in June of 1989. The new position is not expected to impact his duties as head of the Chesterfield department.