Thursday, April 30, 2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Colonel Ron Replogle Retires As Patrol Superintendent

Colonel Ron Replogle
Colonel Ron Replogle retires as Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent effective May 1, 2015. Colonel Replogle is a 31-year veteran of the Patrol, and served as its 21st superintendent for the past five years. 

Replogle was appointed to the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in 1984, as a member of the 56th Recruit Class. He served as a road trooper in Troop D, with assignments in Greene, Newton, and Webster counties. Replogle was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor in 1990. He was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor in 1992. He transferred to the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Troop D Unit in 1994. In 1996, he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. In October 1999, he transferred to the Division of Drug and Crime Control, General Headquarters, and was designated the assistant director of that division. Replogle was promoted to captain in 2001, and designated director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control. In 2006, Replogle was promoted to the rank of major and designated commander of the Criminal Investigative Bureau. He was promoted to colonel and designated superintendent in 2010, after being nominated by Governor Jay Nixon and confirmed by the Missouri Senate.

Replogle was born in Marshfield. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1978. He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla from 1978 to 1980. In 1999, he graduated from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute Police Staff and Command School. Colonel Replogle and his wife, Cindy, have two grown children and a grandson.