Sergeant Josh Brooks
Sergeant Josh Brooks joined the Edwardsville Police Department in February of 2008. He graduated from the 197th Session of the Kansas Basic Training Academy at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center located in Hutchinson.
Brooks worked as a patrol officer until he was promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer in January 2014. He achieved the rank of Sergeant in October 2017.
In addition to Sergeant Brooks’ patrol and supervisory responsibilities, he is a NRA Certified firearms instructor, Glock Armorer and the department Rangemaster. He is a certified Field Training Officer, and one of the department’s Taser Instructors.
In spring of 2019, Sgt. Brooks graduated from the Kansas City, Kansas Community College with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.
On May 13th 2015, Sergeant Brooks was recognized by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police with their Gold Award for Exceptional Police Service. In 2018, he attended the 17th Annual Kansas Police Administrators Seminar, hosted by KLETC and the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. In 2019, he earned the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award for completing the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.
Sgt. Brooks has been a member of the Edwardsville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 since 2008. He has served on the executive board, since 2011, in roles including, president, secretary, and treasurer.
Sergeant Brandon Green
Sergeant Brandon Green began his law enforcement career in 2013 at the Shawnee Police Department. Sergeant Green graduated from the Johnson County Regional Police Academy in 2014, and then obtained his Criminal Justice Degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017.
Sergeant Brandon Green joined the Edwardsville Police Department in June 2018. Sergeant Green was promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer in January 2019, and Sergeant in October 2019. Sergeant Green is a recipient of the Life Saving Medal which he was awarded in August 2017.
Sergeant Michael Hart
Sergeant Michael Hart began his law enforcement career in August of 2014 when he started working as a Detention Officer with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Hart graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2015. Hart came to the Edwardsville Police Department in July of 2015 and graduated the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas in October 2015.
Michael was promoted to Master Patrol Officer June 2018, and Sergeant in June 2021.
Sergeant Hart is a recipient of the Life Saving Medal which he was awarded in August 2020.
K-9 Officer Peter Yazbec
K-9 Officer Peter Yazbec graduated from the University of Dubuque in 2007, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Yazbec started with the City of Edwardsville as the Public Works Director in 2013. He served in that capacity until May of 2016.
He has always had the desire to pursue law enforcement and was offered the opportunity with the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2016. He graduated in the 241st class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas on September 30th, 2016.
Peter was promoted to Master Patrol Officer January 2019.
In January of 2020 Officer Yazbec was selected to be Edwardsville's K-9 handler. Yazbec completed an extensive K-9 handler training course and graduated in February 2020. K-9 Officer Bear is his partner.
Officer Gage Grimes
Officer Gage Grimes joined the Edwardsville Police Department in January 2019. Officer Grimes began his career in law enforcement with the Leawood Police Department in 2015. While employed with Leawood, Gage graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at Johnson County Community College in 2016. Officer Grimes was assigned to patrol the community in order to prevent and detect crimes. Gage also worked with people in the community to mediate disturbances and provide a solution.
Officer Grimes graduated locally from Shawnee Mission East High School, and attended Emporia State University. Gage has a background in banking, and was previously an Assistant manager at Sprint. He now looks forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Jesse Marshall
Officer Jesse Marshall joined the Edwardsville Police Department in January 2019. Officer Marshall came to us from Cheyenne, Wyoming. After high school Jesse attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Throughout college Jesse played football on the college team, and became the senior captain of the offensive line. Officer Marshall graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree majoring in Human Services and minoring in Criminology.
Officer Marshall graduated from the 257th Basic Training class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in September 2019. Jesse looks forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Mike Pozela
Officer Mike Pozela joined the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2021. Pozela grew up in Bellevue, NE and moved to the Kansas City Metro area in 2016.
Officer Pozela began his law enforcement career in 2019 and graduated from the 42nd Police Academy in Lawrence, KS July 2020.
Pozela is excited to serve the Citizens of Edwardsville!
Officer Timothy Gulley
Officer Timothy Gulley joined the Edwardsville Police Department in April 2021. Originally, from Las Vegas, NV Officer Gulley graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT with a Bachelor’s of Science in Justice Studies in 2015. Officer Gulley then joined the Army’s Military Police Corps in February 2016 as a Second Lieutenant. He has served in South Korean as a Platoon Leader in a Law Enforcement and Combat Support Company and at Fort Leavenworth, KS working at the United States Disciplinary Barracks as the Plans and Policies Officer. Officer Gulley left Active Duty in June 2020, achieving the rank of Captain, and continues his service in the Army Reserve.
Officer Gulley will graduate from the 281st Basic Training Class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on July 30th 2021. He now looks forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Miguel Prieto
Officer Miguel Prieto joined the Edwardsville Police Department in April 2021. Originally from Texas, Officer Prieto graduated from the El Paso Community College in 2019 with an Associate’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. Before joining the Edwardsville Police Department, Officer Prieto, worked for the Johnson County Department of Corrections and the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.
Officer Prieto will graduate from the 282nd Basic Training Class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in August 2021. He is looking forward to serving the citizens of Edwardsville.
Officer Christopher Diehn
A Native Kansan, Officer Christopher Diehn graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and then went into the US Air Force from 1985 to 1991. He then transferred into the US Air Force Reserve and retired after 20 years. Officer Diehn started his part-time law enforcement career with the Mission Police Department in October 2011 through October 2015.
He graduated the 41st part-time law enforcement academy at KLETC on April 27th, 2012. Christopher joined the Edwardsville Police Department in May 2017 and currently works as Court Security Officer.