He is currently the administrator of the Hazelwood Police Department which has a total of 85 employees.
Chief Wolf’s impeccable credentials include earning a Master of Science Degree in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis with a specialty in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Illinois. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the same institution.
In addition, he is a decorated veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy between October 1965 and November 1969. One of his most interesting duties involved serving as a crew member aboard an SP-2H aircraft and operating classified equipment. Chief Wolf received many honors and awards for his military service including the following: Aircrew Wings; Air Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
In the Missouri law enforcement community, Chief Wolf has a distinguished reputation as a leader in fighting crime. In 1994, he was named Missouri Police Chief of the Year. Six years later, he received the Missouri Police Chiefs Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Other leadership roles bestowed on him include these: serving as a Commissioner of the REJIS Commission; serving on the Board of Directors of the Major Case Squad; being appointed Chairman of the North County MEG Unit; and serving as Chairman of the Regional Computer Crime Education and Enforcement Group.
His influence goes far beyond Hazelwood’s city limits since he is currently serving his fourth 3-year term as the Vice President/Treasurer of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the IACP Foundation as its Treasurer. Chief Wolf travels the world attending IACP conferences and board meetings, acting as a respected ambassador for the City of Hazelwood and the Hazelwood Police Department.
“I want to thank the City of Hazelwood and its wonderful residents for giving me an opportunity to be their Chief of Police. I’ve enjoyed every minute of the 26 years I’ve been with the City, but I feel it’s now time for me to move on in a different direction,” said Chief Carl Wolf. “I’m also grateful for the privilege of working with dedicated department employees, both past and present, who have helped me build an outstanding law enforcement organization that is second to none.”
Chief Wolf continues the tradition of excellence in police leadership with numerous initiatives such as the School Resource Officer program and Volunteer in Police Services program, which have been designated as model programs on both a state and national level for other law enforcement agencies to emulate. In 2010, the Hazelwood Police Department received IACP’s 2010 Excellence in Victim Services Award. Additionally, the department is one of only 18 law enforcement agencies in the state of Missouri to attain International Accreditation status.
In recognition for his efforts in creating the Hazelwood Youth Leadership Academy, Chief Wolf accepted the 2010 Corrigan-Wiesman Partnership Award. He then received a Missouri House of Representatives’ Resolution congratulating him on this accomplishment. In March 2010, he received the North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony’s Outstanding Community Service Award for his tireless work in helping troubled youth. And, in May 2011, Chief Wolf was given the 2011 Community Development Award from North County Inc. for his positive impact on the region’s economic development efforts and business climate.
Chief Wolf remains active in the community by serving as a member and past president of the Florissant Valley Kiwanis Club. He also serves as a Board member and has been past president of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has served on the Board for Emerson YMCA and currently on the Board for Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop. Plus, Chief Wolf is a member of VFW Post 6368, American Legion Post #4, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 794.
Chief Wolf is married to his wife, Colleen, and they share nine children and eight grandchildren.