Division of Patrol Services

The Division of Patrol maintains a uniform presence 24 hours a day and provides our citizens with highly trained officers who respond to any emergency and call for service. Our officers incorporate the concepts and ideals of Neighborhood Policing into their daily activities. To complement the patrol officers, the division maintains our Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officers whose efforts and instruction now reach more children than any other program in the State. Our School Resource Officers serve students, teachers and families through early intervention and problem solving as well as investigate and monitor all reports received through the safe schools hotline (889-SAFE).

The Division of Patrol has seven precincts that are strategically located throughout the county to serve our citizens. They are the North County precinct, Central County precinct, Affton Southwest County precinct, South County precinct, City of Fenton precinct, City of Wildwood precinct and the West County precinct. Each precinct is assigned a Captain as its Commander and nearly 400 uniformed officers work within the Division.

Maintaining a close relationship with neighborhoods across the county is critical to our mission. The Neighborhood Policing initiatives of the 1990s spawned many innovative ideas. Currently each precinct has Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO's) assigned who work directly for the Commander of the precinct. They play an integral part in working closely with quality of life concerns and assist in forming and working with neighborhood citizen groups to attain these goals.

The Division of Patrol maintains 285 fully marked patrol cars equipped with state-of-the-art radios, radar guns, digital video cameras, wireless in-car computers and GPS technology. Many of these cars are utilized as part of the Resident Officer Program that allows officers to take their patrol cars home to their neighborhoods. At any given time during a 24-hour period there are between 80 to 100 on-duty officers patrolling the neighborhoods and business areas, alert for any criminal activity and responding to calls.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is taught in 83 schools throughout the county and reach approximately 6,200 students in the 5th grade. The instructors are highly trained in delivering the DARE message and the program is extremely popular with students and parents.

The St. Louis County Police Department contracts School Resource Officers to 11 school districts throughout the county. Over 30 officers, dedicated to assist in continuing to provide a safe environment for students, staff and citizens who interact with the district. Our commitment to our children's future is unwavering.

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7900 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Emergency Calls: Call 911
Non-Emergency Reporting / General Information: (314) 889-2341
TDD: (314) 889-2345