Robert Stewart Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Provided by St. Louis Community College.
Robert Stewart, acting district chief of police and director of emergency preparedness for St. Louis Community College, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North County Municipal Police Chiefs Association.
The award is given out every one to two years in recognition of lifelong achievements and contributions to law enforcement throughout north St. Louis County and the State of Missouri.
“Chief Stewart has been in law enforcement for 36 years and we are so very proud of his work,” said Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer, president at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.
Stewart is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award.
“Chief Stewart has an incredible reputation and is immensely liked by his peers,” said Captain Chuck Thal, executive director of the North County Municipal Police Chiefs Association. “Once every one to two years, we like to recognize somebody who has made a difference, and he has done just that.”
Stewart graduated from STLCC-Florissant Valley in 1981 with an associate degree in criminal justice. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State) in 1992.
Stewart was appointed to his present position at the Jan. 26 STLCC Board of Trustees meeting. He has served as chief of the STLCC-Florissant Valley Police Department since 1996. Before joining STLCC, he served the City of Berkeley, Mo., for 21 years and spent the last 10 years on the force as chief of police.
Before law enforcement, Stewart honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970, completing a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968.
“It was a calling to be in law enforcement,” Stewart said. “I saw TV programs, police officers and all sorts of signs that told me that I needed to be a part of it.”
Stewart is an active member and past president of the North St. Louis County Police Chiefs Association as well as the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association (formerly the Board of Governors for Law Enforcement Official of St. Louis County). He has also served on the board of directors for the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad. In addition, he is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, and a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
His accolades include a proclamation from the State of Missouri for service to the citizens of Berkeley and a 2009 Professional Employee of the Year Award from STLCC-Florissant Valley.
In his spare time, this grandfather of two is an avid baseball and football fan. He also is actively involved with his church.