What is Neighborhood Policing?
St. Louis County Police and area neighborhoods have joined together in a partnership. This partnership is the foundation of St. Louis County's own philosophy of neighborhood policing. By working together we can find lasting solutions to problems that affect our community.
Neighborhood policing has become a popular crime-fighting strategy across the country, but there is no one definition of community policing or one specific way of carrying it out. From the start, the St. Louis County Police Department has taken a no nonsense approach to crime and violence. Neighborhood Policing is a philosophy - one of a partnership between police and law-abiding citizens to create permanent solutions to problems that lead to crime. We express these ideals for all to see as we display our motto:
To Serve and Protect
Our officers incorporate into their daily activities the concepts and ideals of Neighborhood Policing. This increased interaction between our officers and citizens serves to safeguard the community and communicate to would-be offenders a firm no nonsense approach to law and order.