Meet The New Commander of The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (KTVI)- The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has a new commander.  The Squad is one of the longest standing collaboration of professional law performance agencies in the nation. We introduce you to Ferguson police captain Dan DeCarli.

Captain Dan DeCarli  is the new commander with the Major Case Squad .
He's a 37- year veteran officer and has served 25 years on the Major Case Squad.

The commander is the person on stand by 24- hours a day and decides when the Major Case Squad should mobilized on a crime. The Major Case Squad encompasses six counties in Missouri and four counties in Illinois and serves nearly 2.5 million citizens.

The premise behind the inception of the Major Case Squad is to bring together specially trained, extremely motivated and highly experienced investigators from around the metro east area to aggressively investigate major crimes. during the tenure of the major case squad it has been so successful in solving these major crime it averages nearly an 80% clearance rate. During a Major Case Squad call-out between 15 to 25 investigators, from all different departments, will respond to the command post within three hours of the discovery of the crime bringing a wealth of law enforcement knowledge and experience. The Major Case Squad is also highly specialized in new and advanced computer and cellular telephone systems.

The Major Case Squad has no direct government funding. The entire squad is operated on donations from businesses and citizens. The board of directors of the Major Case Squad is made up off chiefs, sheriffs and private business people of the counties represented. The squad employs one part time executive director. The Major Case Squad remains one of the most professional, knowledgeable and motivated law enforcement entities in the country.