Anthony Russo is a Law Enforcement professional with nearly 40 years of experience. He has 21 years of combined experience as a police supervisor and command rank officer. Mr. Russo has been involved in every phase of police training since early in his career. He is a former commander of the SLMPD Operational Planning and Emergency Management Unit with experience in writing Security Operations Plans as well as, Disaster Management in the areas of planning, coordination, instruction and response.
Mr. Russo is a retired Detective Lieutenant from the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis. He began his career there in 1977 and was assigned to several critical units before retiring in 2012.
Some professional accomplishments include, being a Certified POST Instructor training officers in a variety of LE topics. He served as a Promotion Assessor and Oral Board Member, and a Field Training Program Supervisor and FTO Officer.
After retiring from the SLMPD, Mr. Russo worked for the United States Army as a civilian contractor assigned to the Surface Deployment & Distribution Command (SDDC) Intelligence Antiterrorism/Force Protection Unit at Scott AFB where he built and taught the first comprehensive “Workplace Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Response” Program for the SDDC Military Command.