|34th Police Chief Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis|
December 14, 2012 – April 17, 2017
|Director of Public Safety||Charlene Deeken|
|Mayor of St. Louis||Francis Slay|
|Preceded by||Daniel Isom|
|Succeeded by||John Hayden Jr.|
|Assistant Chief of Police for the Amtrak Police Department|
|Assumed office |
Doyle Samuel Dotson III
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Karen Dotson (div.)|
Deanna Venker, 2019
|Alma mater||Webster University|
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Dotson is a 1987 graduate of Metro Academic and Classical High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Fontbonne University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Webster University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Dotson joined the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis on October 11, 1993; he was assigned to the Fourth District. In 2001, he was promoted to sergeant where he served in the office of the Chief and the Ninth District. In 2007, he was promoted to lieutenant where he served in the office of the Chief. In 2008, he was promoted to captain where he served in the office of the Chief, the Seventh District, and the Board of Police Commissioners. Prior to being named Police Commissioner, he served as the city's operations director.
He became St. Louis' 34th Police Commissioner on December 14, 2012. In 2016 he stood for Mayor of St. Louis. He resigned as Police Commissioner on April 17, 2017, when Lyda Krewson became Mayor. After that he worked as Director of Security for the Washington Nationals baseball team, before being appointed in October 2018 as assistant chief of police for Amtrak.
Dotson disclosed that for years he had been estranged from his mother, who in 2018 was convicted for theft of over $2 million from a real estate company.
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Sam Dotson abruptly retired on the same April day that Krewson took over as mayor.
| Metropolitan Police Commissioner
John Hayden Jr.