Lieutenant Norman Campbell was born in the City of St. Louis and raised in St. Louis County, where he currently resides with his wife and two sons. After high school he served in the United States Navy and is a recipient of the Southwest Asia Service Medal. This medal is awarded to members of the armed forces for service in Middle East during Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm.
After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Lieutenant Campbell joined the St. Louis County Police Department in July 1994. Upon completion of Basic Recruit training, he was assigned to the Division of Patrol, North County Precinct. In this assignment, he served as a patrol officer. He was then transferred to the School Resource Unit, assigned to the Hazelwood School District (Kirby Junior High). During the summer months, he was temporarily reassigned to the North County Precinct where he was asked to stay and join the Neighborhood Policing (NPO) Unit, which is a unit dedicated to working in the community and solving neighborhood problems and concerns. After a successful assignment in the NPO Unit he received an assignment to the Office of the Chief of Police, Municipal Services Unit.
In March 2002, Lieutenant Campbell was promoted to the rank of sergeant and reassigned to the Division of Patrol, West County Precinct as a patrol supervisor. While assigned to the West County Precinct, he was designated Neighborhood Policing Unit Supervisor (East Sector).
In April 2003 Lieutenant Campbell was reassigned to the Office of the Chief of Police where he served as the Administrative Aide to the Chief of Police. His responsibilities included managing a variety of different programs and functions for the department, including the On-The-Job Training program for prior military personnel who entitled to GI Bill benefits, and the departments Internship program designed for college students who are interested in a career in law enforcement. He also served as President of "Do The Right Thing of Greater St. Louis," which is a program that recognizes kids for "doing the right thing."
Lieutenant Campbell was promoted to his current rank in July of 2005 and assigned to the Division of Patrol, North County Precinct. He has also served as Watch Commander of the Central County Precinct. He was then assigned as the Commander of the Bureau of Security Services which is responsible for the safety and security of the St. Louis County Government complex, the County medical clinics and the Family Court facilities. He was assigned to his current command in the City of Dellwood Detail of the North County Precinct in July of 2013.
Lieutenant Campbell's awards include the Purple Heart award for being injured in the line of duty, Chief's Commendation, Awards of Excellence (2) and several letters of commendation.