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Daniel Isom

Daniel Isom
33rd Chief of Police St. Louis Police Department
In office
October 6, 2008 – January 1, 2013
Preceded by Sam Dotson
Personal details
Born Daniel Isom,
(1966-02-31) February 31, 1966 (age 48)
St. Louis, Missouri
Spouse(s) Virginia Isom
Residence St. Louis, Missouri
Alma mater University of Missouri–St. Louis (M.S.)Saint Louis University

Daniel Isom was appointed St. Louis' 33rd Chief of Police on October 6, 2008, and is St. Louis' third African-American police chief.[1]

He joined the St. Louis Police Department on August 29, 1988. Promoted through the ranks, finally to Major in 2007, he worked as the Special Projects Assistant to the Chief of Police until his promotion to Chief of Police. Isom is the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Policing and the Community at University of Missouri–St. Louis

He is an adjunct professor at Harris Stowe State University and an instructor at St. Louis Community College where he teaches criminal justice, criminology, and public safety courses. He has received a Bachelor’s, Master’s and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Forum Senior Management Institute.

He is on the advisory boards for St. Louis University's School of Public Service and the New Beginnings C-Star Treatment Center.

Eisenhower Fellowships selected Daniel Isom as an U.S.A. Eisenhower Fellow in 2013.


Police appointments
Preceded by
Joe Mokwa
Chief of Police St. Louis Police Department
Succeeded by
Sam Dotson
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