On Monday, Governor-elect Eric Greitens announced Drew Juden of Sikeston will serve as the new director. Juden previously served as Public Safety Director and Police Chief in Sikeston.
Roberts has served as the Director of Public Safety in Missouri since April of 2015. The position put him in charge of the Highway Patrol, SEMA and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Roberts was appointed to the job by Governor Jay Nixon and confirmed by the State Senate.