Sergeant Bradley Todd
Sergeant Brad Todd came to 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.
Sergeant Todd is now our lead detective and the sergeant in charge of investigations.
Sergeant Josh Brooks
Sergeant Josh Brooks joined the Edwardsville Police Department in February of 2008. He graduated from the 197th Session of the Kansas Basic Training Academy at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center located in Hutchinson.
Brooks worked as a patrol officer until he was promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer in January 2014. He achieved the rank of Sergeant in October 2017.
In addition to Sergeant Brooks’ patrol and supervisory responsibilities, he is a NRA Certified firearms instructor, Glock Armorer and the department Rangemaster. He is a certified Field Training Officer, and one of the department’s Taser Instructors.
In spring of 2019, Sgt. Brooks graduated from the Kansas City, Kansas Community College with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.
On May 13th 2015, Sergeant Brooks was recognized by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police with their Gold Award for Exceptional Police Service. In 2018, he attended the 17th Annual Kansas Police Administrators Seminar, hosted by KLETC and the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. In 2019, he earned the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award for completing the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.
Sgt. Brooks has been a member of the Edwardsville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 since 2008. He has served on the executive board, since 2011, in roles including, president, secretary, and treasurer.
Sergeant Brandon Green
Sergeant Brandon Green began his law enforcement career in 2013 at the Shawnee Police Department. Sergeant Green graduated from the Johnson County Regional Police Academy in 2014, and then obtained his Criminal Justice Degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017.
Sergeant Brandon Green joined the Edwardsville Police Department in June 2018. Sergeant Green was promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer in January 2019, and Sergeant in October 2019. Sergeant Green is a recipient of the Life Saving Medal which he was awarded in August 2017.
Master Patrol Officer Michael Hart
MPO Michael Hart began his law enforcement career in August of 2014 when he started working as a Detention Officer with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Hart graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2015. Hart came to the Edwardsville Police Department in July of 2015 and graduated the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas in October 2015.
Michael was promoted to Master Patrol Officer June 2018.
MPO Hart is a recipient of the Life Saving Medal which he was awarded in August 2020.
K-9 Officer Peter Yazbec
K-9 Officer Peter Yazbec graduated from the University of Dubuque in 2007, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Yazbec started with the City of Edwardsville as the Public Works Director in 2013. He served in that capacity until May of 2016.
He has always had the desire to pursue law enforcement and was offered the opportunity with the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2016. He graduated in the 241st class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas on September 30th, 2016.
Peter was promoted to Master Patrol Officer January 2019.
In January of 2020 Officer Yazbec was selected to be Edwardsville's K-9 handler. Yazbec completed an extensive K-9 handler training course and graduated in February 2020. K-9 Officer Bear is his partner.
Officer Gage Grimes
Officer Gage Grimes joined the Edwardsville Police Department in January 2019. Officer Grimes began his career in law enforcement with the Leawood Police Department in 2015. While employed with Leawood, Gage graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at Johnson County Community College in 2016. Officer Grimes was assigned to patrol the community in order to prevent and detect crimes. Gage also worked with people in the community to mediate disturbances and provide a solution.
Officer Grimes graduated locally from Shawnee Mission East High School, and attended Emporia State University. Gage has a background in banking, and was previously an Assistant manager at Sprint. He now looks forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Jesse Marshall
Officer Jesse Marshall joined the Edwardsville Police Department in January 2019. Officer Marshall came to us from Cheyenne, Wyoming. After high school Jesse attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Throughout college Jesse played football on the college team, and became the senior captain of the offensive line. Officer Marshall graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree majoring in Human Services and minoring in Criminology.
Officer Marshall graduated from the 257th Basic Training class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in September 2019. Jesse looks forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Krista Keon
Officer Krista Keon joined the Edwardsville Police Department in August 2020. Krista earned her degree in Criminal Justice in 2017 from Grantham University. She began her career in law enforcement with the Bonner Springs Police Department, and graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at JCCC in 2018.
Officer Keon is a trained Public Information Officer, CSI certified, and a taser instructor. Krista has also traveled to multiple high schools to educate students by speaking on domestic violence awareness, and the warning signs of teen dating abuse.
Before her career in law enforcement Officer Keon lived in the beautiful state of Hawaii until she moved to Kansas in 2013.
Officer Mike Pozela
Officer Mike Pozela joined the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2021. Pozela grew up in Bellevue, NE and moved to the Kansas City Metro area in 2016.
Officer Pozela began his law enforcement career in 2019 and graduated from the 42nd Police Academy in Lawrence, KS July 2020.
Pozela is excited to serve the Citizens of Edwardsville!
Officer Christopher Diehn
A Native Kansan, Officer Christopher Diehn graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and then went into the US Air Force from 1985 to 1991. He then transferred into the US Air Force Reserve and retired after 20 years. Officer Diehn started his part-time law enforcement career with the Mission Police Department in October 2011 through October 2015.
He graduated the 41st part-time law enforcement academy at KLETC on April 27th, 2012. Christopher joined the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2017 and currently works as Court Security Officer.