Captain Bryan Ludwig was born and raised in the St. Louis area and resides in St. Charles County with his wife and two children. In his current assignment, Captain Ludwig serves as the Commander for the Municipal Services Unit.
Captain Ludwig joined the St. Louis County Police Department in 1996. He was first assigned to the North County Precinct as patrolman and later as a Neighborhood Policing Officer before he was transferred to the Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Crimes Against Property in 2001. Captain Ludwig served as a Detective in the Computer Financial Fraud Unit where he was responsible for the investigation of numerous identity thefts, major frauds and computer related crimes. He was also a member of both the United States Attorney Hate Crimes Task Force and the United States Attorney Identity Theft Task Force. In 2005, Ludwig was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Prior to his current assignment, Captain Ludwig served as a Patrol Watch Supervisor in the North County Precinct, as the Background Investigations Supervisor in the Bureau of Professional Responsibility, and as the Basic Training Supervisor at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2010 and assigned as a Watch Commander of the North County Precinct. In August of 2011 he was assigned to the Bureau of Drug Enforcement in the Division of Criminal Investigation. He has served as Commander of the Municipal Services Unit since March 2012.
Captain Ludwig was promoted to the rank of captain in February 2014 and assigned to command the Bureau of Patrol Support in the Division of Special Operations. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Tactical Operations Unit, which includes response to all hostage/barricade situations, civil disorder and execution of all search warrants within St. Louis County as well as dignitary protection details. He also oversees daily operations of the Metro Air Support Unit, a multi-jurisdictional unit that provides proactive/preventative patrols as well as search and rescue missions for the metropolitan St. Louis Area.
Captain Ludwig holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Truman State University. He was awarded the Medal of Valor in 2001, the Department's Distinguished Service Citation for Valor in 2000, two Commendations from the Chief of Police, several Awards of Excellence and has received numerous letters of appreciation from the public.