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Charles A. "Drew" Juden

Director - Missouri Departmet of Public Safety (ret.), Jefferson City, MO

 

Until his retirement in August of 2018, Charles A. (Drew) Juden held the position of Director of the
Department of Public Safety for the State of Missouri and was appointed to the position by Gov.
Eric Greitens on Jan. 2, 2017. Prior to this appointment, Drew was Director of the Sikeston
Department of Public Safety, where he served since 1978 and was one of the department’s first
three Public Safety Officers.


Prior to holding the position of Director in Sikeston, Drew developed many courses in Fire Science
and Criminal Justice; he is both a State and National Level certified instructor. He was Sikeston’s
first training officer. He also served as a squad sergeant and a shift commander in the Police
Division. He has held the positions of Fire and Police Division Commander.


Under Drew’s leadership in 2011, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was chosen as the
pilot agency as the state of Missouri began to build its statewide interoperable communications
system, known as MOSWIN. In that role, he worked closely with the Missouri Department of
Public Safety to develop policies and implement the system that enables real-time, seamless
agency-to-agency and discipline-to-discipline interoperable communications. Today, more than
1,150 agencies have access to the MOSWIN system and more than 150 agencies use MOSWIN
for all of internal communications.


Drew is a member of the State of Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Council. Previously, he
served as a member of the Board of Directors of the SEMO Major Case Squad, SEMO Drug Task
Force, and is the founding member of SEMO Bomb Team. He served as President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association in 2015.