Director Michael Thompson has nearly 30 years of public safety experience, serving three years as a Reserve Police Officer and over 26 years as a commissioned Police Officer for the Chesterfield Police Department. During his law enforcement career, Director Thompson held a variety of supervisory and leadership positions to include Emergency Management Director; Deputy Commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad; Executive Board member of Law Enforcement Officials of Greater St. Louis; member of the Missouri State Office of Emergency Management, Region C Incident Support Team; and member of the FBI National Academy Associates.  Director Thompson currently works in cyber security for a St. Louis based corporation.

Director Thompson has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a graduate of the 263rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.  Director Thompson and his family have been residents of the District since 2008.