Captain Christopher J. Stocker was born in Metropolitan St. Louis City and raised in South St. Louis County. He currently resides in unincorporated Oakville with his wife Lori of 19 years and their three children Chris, Chase and Clay. Captain Stocker was assigned to his current command of the Affton Southwest Precinct in July 2013.
After graduation from the Greater St. Louis Police Academy in 1983, Captain Stocker was assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct as a patrol officer eventually serving as a Field Training Officer for both new police recruits and reserve officers. In 1986 he was selected to the Bureau of Special Investigations were he worked as an undercover detective in the areas of vice, drug enforcement, anti-fence and government corruption. In 1990 he served as Fleet Management Officer responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the Department vehicle fleet. In 1992 through 1995 he was assigned to the Municipal Services Unit, which manages the contracts for various police services with local municipal law enforcement agencies. During this same time period he assumed the role of Media Relations Officer responsible for the Departments interaction with all news gathering agencies. In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Office of Chief of Police as Administrative Aide. In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the South County precinct as a Watch Commander. In 2002, he was assigned to the Bureau of Central Police Records as Commander. In 2010 he was assigned as the Commander of the Municipal Services Unit, and in 2012 as the Commander of the Intelligence Unit. In July 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to his current command.
Throughout his tenure he has served on numerous committees, including Chief's Committee, Neighborhood Policing Committee, Justice Services Committee, Performance Review Committee, Grievance Review Committee, Computer Services Steering Committee, St. Louis County Government Awards Committee and a long time board member of "Do The Right Thing Of St. Louis". In 1995 he received "Officer of the Year" from the Oakville Optimists and 2002 he was honored by the South County Chamber of Commerce for "Outstanding Community Service".
Captain Stocker holds an Associates Degree in Business Management and has continued his academic career at both Maryville and Webster Universities.