Chief of Police, Mark Mathies
Mark Mathies came to the Edwardsville Police Department as Chief of Police in November 2007, after serving as Chief at departments in Colorado and South Dakota. In December 2009 his responsibility expanded to that of Chief of Police and Fire Services. In March, 2014, he assumed the title of Director of Public Safety, with overall responsibility for Police, Fire, and EMS Services.
Director Mathies is a 1994 graduate of the 132nd Basic Training Class, held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, KS. A native Kansan, and 1989 graduate of Bennington High School, he attended Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. He also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management from Colorado Technical University and is a Kansas Certified Public Manager. In 2005 he was selected to attend the 222nd Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
Director Mathies is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the Wyandotte County Police Chiefs Association.
Captain, Jeff Short
Jeff Short began his law enforcement career with the Shawnee Kansas Police Department in 2006, and graduated from the 81st class of the Johnson County Regional Police Academy.
In 2008 he joined the Edwardsville Police Department, and has served as a Patrolman, Master Patrol Officer, and Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Division. He has been actively involved in traffic safety programs, received specialized training as a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspector, and works to insure the safe, legal operation of commercial carrier vehicles moving in and around, the City of Edwardsville.
Jeff Short is the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance of Duty, and a Commendation for his Life-Saving actions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in Secondary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Administration with an emphasis in Leadership, which he earned from Mid-America Nazarene University. Jeff Short was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in October 2017.
Lieutenant, Doug Hermreck
Doug Hermreck joined the Edwardsville Police Department and began his career in law enforcement in 2001. He completed the Basic Police Academy as part of the 167th Class of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. He is a graduate of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer and to Sergeant in January 2016. In addition to his normal supervisory and patrol obligations, Sergeant Hermreck is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance scheduling for the department’s vehicle fleet.
Doug Hermreck is a recipient of the Department’s Life-Saving Award and was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2017.