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

Captain Jeff Short started his career with the Edwardsville Police Department on December 22, 2008. Prior to coming to Edwardsville Jeff was a Police Officer for the City of Shawnee.

He served as a Patrolman, a Master Patrol Officer, and promoted to the rank of Sergeant on March 1, 2011. Jeff transferred to Investigations in 2016 and promoted to the rank of Captain in October 2017.

He serves as the Assistant Chief of Police and his primary responsibility is to provide general management, direction, and control for the Administration Division. The Administration Division consists of investigative, technical and administrative services.

Jeff earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in Secondary Education in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Administration with an emphasis in Leadership from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2011. He earned the designation of Certified Public Manager through the University of Kansas in 2018.

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Lieutenant, Doug Hermreck

Doug Hermreck joined the Edwardsville Police Department and began his career in law enforcement in 2001. He graduated from Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Basic Police Academy as part of the 167th Class. 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, Sergeant in January 2016, and Lieutenant in November 2017.  In addition to his normal supervisory and patrol obligations, Lieutenant Hermreck is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance scheduling for the department’s vehicle fleet.

Lieutenant Doug Hermreck is a recipient of the Department’s Life-Saving Award.

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