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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. In 2015, the City officially launched the Edwardsville Fire Department, which is headed by a dedicated Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief/EMS Director.
Chief 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.
Chief 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. In 2016, Jeff Short transferred to Investigations Division, and in October of 2017, promoted to Assistant Chief of Police. 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 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.
Lieutenant Bradley Todd
Lieutenant Bradley Todd joined the Edwardsville Police Department in August 2013. A graduate of the University of Kansas in 2010 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He graduated the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in 2013.
In September 2015, Bradley Todd was promoted to Master Patrol Officer. He was again promoted in November 2016 to Sergeant in Patrol, and Lieutenant in June 2021.
Lt. Todd will assume the role of the Administrative Division Commander over investigations.