Steve Lewis was sworn in by City Clerk Leigh Dohack at the May 17 city council meeting before a crowd including his wife and son and officers from both the Chesterfield and Ellisville police departments.
“I hope to do the best job that I can to continue the legacy of this department of being an excellent police department,” Lewis said upon being sworn in.
Lewis held many positions in the Chesterfield Police Department for about 24 years, including captain, commander of the division of operational support and director of emergency management, all since 1993. Prior to Chesterfield, Lewis served for four years as an officer with St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department starting in 1989.
“I have almost three decades of law enforcement experience and I hope to bring that to this agency,” Lewis said. “To the men and women of the Ellisville Police Department, thank you. I ask you to put your faith in me because I guarantee I’ll put my faith in you.”
Lewis will replace former Ellisville police chief, Tom Felgate, who retired on March 1.
“I applied here with an open heart, knowing that the Ellisville Police Department is one of the finest in the area, and I just hope I can continue to bring that excellence,” Lewis said.
His first day on the job in Ellisville will be May 22.