Lt. Colonel Gregory is the Commanding Officer of the Division of Patrol for the St. Louis County Police Department. In this position, he is responsible for the overall operation of all seven St. Louis County Police precincts. The budget of the Division of Patrol is $33 million, with a total of 465 uniformed police officers and civilian personnel assigned to provide 24-hour police services to unincorporated St. Louis County and the twenty-eight municipalities and local school districts under contract.
Lt. Colonel Gregory serves in a number of different capacities for the County Police including membership on the County Police Training Committee, Computor Steering Committee, Salary Reclassification Committee, and the Chief's Board for hirees. He is a member of the Law Enforcement Officials and the St. Louis County Police Association, an associate member of St. Louis Area Police Chiefs, an associate member of Missouri Police Chiefs Association, and serves on the Board of Options for Justice. Lt. Colonel Gregory is also a member and chapter president of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law enforcement Executives). He is also an Assessor for CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies).
Lt. Colonel Gregory began his career with the St. Louis County Police on December 2, 1979 when he was hired as recruit and later assigned to the North County Precinct after graduation. He worked as a patrolman there for ten years. In December of 1989, he was assigned to the West County Precinct - including service in the cities of Wellston and Kinloch. In April of 1995, Gregory was assigned to the Municipal Services Unit in the Chief's office where he assisted with municipal contracting until he was promoted to Sergeant in June 1995. After promotion, Gregory was assigned to the North County Precinct as a supervisor until he was assigned to the Tactical Operations Unit as supervisor in November of 1995. Lt. Colonel Gregory served in that position for two years until he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January of 1998. He was then assigned to the West County Precinct as a Watch Commander and six months later, transferred to the North County Precinct as Watch Commander. During this assignment, he served as Acting Commander of the North County Precinct for ten weeks and as Acting Commander of the City of Berkley Police Department for two weeks. In July of 2001, Gregory was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. He was promoted to his current rank and assigned to the Division of Special Operations in June 2009. He was given his current command in May of 2012.
Lt. Colonel Kenneth Gregory was born in Edenton, North Carolina but moved to St. Louis at a young age and was raised in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. He currently resides in the city of Florissant, Missouri with his wife of eleven years. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of the 218th Session of the FBI National Academy. He has received one Meritorious Service Citation, three Chief's Commendations, and five Awards of Excellence.