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Recent Staff Changes

Posted 2 years 348 days ago ago by News Editor

The Academy has had a number of personnel changes recently:

Firearms Instructor Ray Rizutti was promoted to Sergeant on June 23rd and was replaced on August 1st by St. Louis County Police Officer Jeffrey Parnas. Officer Parnas most recently served in TACT. He can be emailed at and can be reached by telephone at 889-8660.

Instructor Susan Doherty of the St. Louis County Police Department was also promoted to Sergeant on June 23rd, and transferred to the Division of Patrol. Effective August 1st, she has been replaced by Police Officer Michelle Fourtney, also of St. Louis County, who will assume the duties of the Continuing Education Instructor. Most recently assigned as a patrol officer in the Afton Southwest Precinct, Officer Fourtney can be reached at or by telephone at (314) 889-8611.

Also on August 1st, Police Officer Eric Austermann of the St. Louis County Police Department has joined the staff as a recruit instructor. Officer Austermann, who most recently served as an SRO in the West County Precinct, can be contacted at or by telephone at (314) 889-8630. Police Officer Karl Streckfuss, who he is replacing, transferred to St. Louis County Highway Safety on August 14th.

For a listing of all staff members with their telephone numbers and links to their email addresses, click here.

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