Meet the New Deputy Chief of the MHPD

On October 1, 2021, Chief Bill Carson promoted Lieutenant Jamison White to Major/Deputy Chief of Police.

Major White joined the Maryland Heights Police Department in February of 2007, and since that time has served various roles leading him to his current appointment. Major White served as a Patrol Officer from 2007 to 2008. In 2008, Major White became a Detective and served in that position for six years, when he was promoted to Sergeant in our patrol division. He was then promoted to Lieutenant in 2017 and served as watch commander in the patrol division. He was then chosen to be the commander of Support Services and the CALEA Accreditation Manager in 2019.

“There is not a time in my life that I can remember not wanting to be a police officer" stated White. "When I was in 4th grade, I wrote a report on becoming a police officer and my teacher told me that police work was dangerous and I should reconsider. I am so glad that I did not take that advice. I have a great passion for law enforcement and a true interest in keeping our Maryland Heights community safe.”

Major White came to the Maryland Heights Police Department from the Creve Coeur Police Department with eight and a half years of experience. While at the Creve Coeur Police Department, Major White served as a traffic officer and became a peer support officer where he continues to serve on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) of the greater St. Louis. CISM provides crisis intervention for Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS professionals to help in the recovery of personnel after a critical incident.

Major White is very proud of the many qualifications, certifications and honors that he has earned in his twenty three year police career. He has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor’s for Southeast Missouri State University. He is a graduate from the Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy and of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He is most proud of his family, his wife Alyssa, three daughters and son. They spend time together enjoying the great outdoors and camping.

Major White's promotion resulted in several other opportunities to open up within the MHPD. We would also like to congratulate Scott Dunn who was promoted to Lieutenant, Kendra House who was promoted to Sergeant, and Matt Rovang who was promoted to Corporal. Thank you to all our newly promoted officers for your hard work and dedication to our city!