St. Peters Police Operations

 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE

 

The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the management, direction, and administration of the Department. The Chief of Police is accountable for ensuring that the general functions of the Department are carried out effectively and efficiently.


Office of Emergency Management: Staffed by a Sergeant who is the Director of Emergency Management, and who reports to the Chief of Police. The duties include emergency management, all-hazards planning, and coordination of the citywide radio system.

 

Community & Media Relations Office: Staffed by an Officer, who reports to the Chief of Police and whose duties include media and public relations, administration of crime prevention programs, management and administrative reporting and Citizen Police Academies.

 

Training & Professional Standards Office: Staffed by a Lieutenant and Sergeant, who report to the Chief of Police and are responsible for the professional development of the members of the Department as well as the creation and maintenance of the standards of conduct for the Department's internal investigations, complaint review/investigation, inspections, promotional process, training, hiring and background investigations.

 

BUREAU OF FIELD OPERATIONS

 

Deputy Chief of Police (with the assignment rank of Major), who reports to the Chief of Police, commands the Bureau of Field Operations. Lieutenants, Sergeants, Detectives, Patrolmen and civilian clerical personnel comprise this unit’s staff. The Bureau commander is responsible for the intelligent, coordinated and effective deployment and management of the Department's patrol, uniformed and investigative resources.

 

Patrol Operations Division: Composed of three shifts, each commanded by a Lieutenant, supervised by one or more Sergeants, and reports to the Bureau of Field Operations Commander. This Division provides 24-hour uniformed police services.

 

Community Services Division: Commanded by a Lieutenant who supervises various units providing specialized service to the community, and reports to the Commander, Bureau of Field Operations. Included within this Division are the following functions:

Traffic/DWI Enforcement Unit serves as a flexible enforcement and investigative unit with regard to traffic-related incidents/concerns. A Sergeant, who reports to the Community Services Division Commander, supervises this element.

School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. Unit serves as a flexible enforcement or teaching unit assigned to public or private parochial schools and is responsible for the general policing or D.A.R.E. activities within the schools to which they are assigned.

 

Criminal Investigations Division: Commanded by a Lieutenant, who reports to the Commander, Bureau of Field Operations, and is supervised by a Sergeant. This division is responsible for specialized investigations of those types of crimes requiring time and/or expertise beyond the capacity of the patrol force. The Investigations Division is responsible for general investigations including property crimes/crimes against persons, special investigations and youth crimes.

The Proactive Policing Team (PPT) became a full-time detail in May 2007. Commanded by a Sergeant, PPT serves as a special assignment enforcement and investigative unit, specializing in a proactive response to selected crime problems.

The St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force serves as a special assignment unit specializing in investigating drug crimes in the St. Charles County area.

 

BUREAU OF SUPPORT SERVICES

 

Deputy Chief of Police (with the assignment rank of Major), who reports to the Chief of Police, commands the Bureau of Support Services. The Bureau is responsible for providing general administrative and operational support to all other elements of the Department as well as other City Government units as directed. In addition, the Bureau Commander exercises direct supervisory control of all budgetary issues, purchasing, and other fiscal management issues subject to the approval of the Chief of Police.

 

Police Records Division: A civilian Records Supervisor who reports to the Commander, Bureau of Support Services, supervises the division, which is staffed by civilian personnel and is responsible for the collection, preservation and distribution of official reports generated by this agency as the result of calls for service.

 

Communications Division: A civilian Lead Dispatcher, who reports to the Commander, Bureau of Support Services, supervises this division, which is staffed by civilian personnel. The division is responsible for departmental telecommunications and records system data entry on a 24-hour-per-day basis.

 

Property Management Unit: A civilian Property Management Coordinator, who reports to the Commander, Bureau of Support Services, supervises the Property Management Unit, which is staffed by civilian employees. The unit is responsible for evidence and property control, photographic services, facility and fleet management, as well as assistance in budget preparation and procurement.