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Department Procedures

All police organizations operate under a set of written procedures to be followed in a wide range of situations. St. Louis County Police Department's procedures are designed to give officers, investigators, civilian employees, and command staff a clear guide to dealing with the wide variety of situations that police personnel must handle, and a set of instructions for assuring that all services are offered and accomplished in an effective, legal and ethical manner. Bulletins provide updates specific to a particular time or situation. Manuals provide more detailed information for specific tasks or types of activities and are often used for training. All procedures are issued on the authority of the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners and the Chief of Police.

Procedural Integrity and Accreditation

All procedures must be read and acknowledged by all personnel to whom they apply, and in some cases, there are tests to assure understanding. The department's procedures and its adherence to them are among the issues that are assessed by CALEA when determining whether the department can maintain its accreditation.


All of the department general and special orders, department bulletins, and department manuals are available for download from the document library below. Click on the folder of the type of procedural document you wish to find. The documents are listed alphabetically by title. All are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. New orders will be added as they are approved and updated.

Procedure Library


St. Louis County Police Department

7900 Forsyth Blvd

Clayton, MO 63105

Emergency Calls: Call 911

Non-Emergency Reporting / General Information: (636) 529-8210

TDD: (636) 529-8220