Bob Heimberger is a sergeant (retired) with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He was last assigned to the chief's office as the department's community oriented problem solving coordinator. He oversaw specially funded projects, citywide initiatives, and multi-agency task forces aimed at addressing specific community and police problems. Sergeant Heimberger had been with the department since 1979 and has held assignments in patrol, hostage response, and the police academy.He has worked as a trainer for the Police Executive Research Forum and the COPS Office, instructing in the principles and methods of problem-oriented policing, and assisting other police agencies with community policing implementation and training issues. He co-designed the interactive learning exercise on street prostitution for the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing website. Sergeant Heimberger has an associates degree from Webster University in St. Louis.