The Chief of Police is the senior ranking officer within the Police Department.
Chief Direk L. Hunt was sworn in as the Chief of Police for Perryville, Missouri on April 15, 2014. Chief Hunt started with the Perryville Police Department in 1988. During his tenure with the Perryville Police Department, he has served as a Patrolman, Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and most recently, Interim Chief of Police.
His duties include purchasing, supervising the operations of the Police Department, and budgeting for the Police Department. The Chief of Police also attends City meetings and represents the City of Perryville at a variety of functions.
Assistant Chief of Police
The Major serves as the Assistant Chief of Police and is the second-highest rank of the Perryville Police Department, reporting directly to the City Marshal.
Major William G. Jones started with the Perryville Police Department on June 10, 1984. During his tenure with the Police Department he served as a Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Sergeant, the instructor of various classes.
Major Jones was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police on May 8, 1988. His duties include purchasing, supervising the operations of the Police Department, scheduling continuing education classes for officers, and maintaining inventory. Major Jones also serves as the City of Perryville's Emergency Management Director.