Lt. Colonel Terry Roberds was born and raised in St. Louis and currently resides in the Oakville area of South St. Louis County with his wife Janell. Lt. Colonel Roberds has two children, Valerie (Yanko) and Katharine and one grandchild. Effective May of 2012, he serves as the Commanding Officer of the Division of Spoecial Operations. He directs the operations of the Emergency Operations, Highway Safety Team, Tactical Operations Unit, Metro Air Support Unit, Spirit Airport Detail, the Metrolink Police Unit, Drug Interdiction, Canine Unit, and Court Security.
Lt. Colonel Roberds serves in a number of different capacities for the County Police. He is a member of the Computer Services Steering Committee, the Safe School Committee and Co-Chairs the KYDS (Keeping Young Drivers Safe) Council. In addition, Lt. Colonel Roberds serves on the boards of the Lemay Chamber of Commerce, South County Chamber of Commerce, Lemay Charting For Change and the Lemay Family and Child Center. He is the immediate Past President of the FBI National Academy Associates Eastern District of Missouri, a member of the Oakville Elks and the Knights of Columbus, Rosati Council.
Lt. Colonel Roberds began his career with the St. Louis County Police on June 6, 1977 when he was hired as a Probationary Police Officer in the South County Precinct. In addition to the Patrol Division, he has served in the Bureau of Tactical Operations and the Division of Criminal Investigation. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1989, Lieutenant in 1993, Captain in 1997 and Major in 2005. He served for four years as the Commanding Officer for the Division of Patrol before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2009 and made the Commanding Officer of the Division of Criminal Investigation.
Lt. Colonel Roberds has an Associates Degree in the Administration Of Justice and is a graduate of the 190th session of the FBI National Academy. During his career he has received over 80 awards, commendations and letters of appreciation. These include three commendations from the Chief of Police, awards of recognition from the City of Fenton, Project Lemay, the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mehlville Optimist Club. In 2000, he received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the South County Chamber of Commerce as well as being named Citizen Of The Year for 2003. He enjoys playing golf, camping and weight training in addition to spending time with his family during his off-duty time. He and his wife attend Queen of All Saints Church where they are active in the Variety Guild.