The mission of the St. Peters Police Department is to provide dedicated police service based on high ethical and professional standards while preserving the peace and order of the City. We will attain this mission through conflict management and enforcement of criminal law and city ordinances by officers who are committed to the rule of the law.
Public service is our mission, and we are proud to serve.
Check out the Police Department's annual reports for information about the Police Department, including messages from the Chief and Deputy Chiefs, an organizational summary, goals and objectives, crime statistics, and more.
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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 Training/Emergency Management
The Office of Training/Emergency Management is staffed by a Lieutenant who reports to the Chief of Police. The duties include emergency management, all-hazards planning, and coordination and management of the citywide radio system. The Lieutenant is also responsible for ensuring employees receive proper training based on their positions, and that requirements are met for Project 24 established by Missouri POST.
Community & Media Relations Office
The Community/Media Relations Office is staffed by a Sergeant 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.
Professional Standards Office
The Professional Standards unit is staffed by a Lieutenant who reports to the Chief of Police. The office is 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, hiring and background investigations.
A Captain, who reports to the Chief of Police, commands the Bureau of Field Operations. 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.
St. Charles County Regional SWAT Team
This multi-jurisdictional unit is staffed by the departments of the St. Charles County Police, St. Peters Police, O’Fallon Police, Lake St. Louis Police and Wentzville Police. The St. Charles County Ambulance District, Central County Fire and Rescue, and Cottleville Fire Protection District supply tactical medics for the team. The St. Peters Police Department contributes three police officers as a secondary assignment. Team members train 16 hours per month with a 40-hour training week once per year. The team is activated for tactical situations, including but not limited to armed barricaded subjects, armed suicidal subjects, hostage situations and dignitary protection details.
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 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.
- Ranger Division is responsible for patrolling the City parks and recreational areas/facilities in the City of St. Peters. They also provide trail patrols and Municipal Court security.
Criminal Investigations Division
Commanded by a Lieutenant, who reports to the Commander, Bureau of Field Operations, and 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) 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.
The Bureau of Support Services unit is staffed by a Captain and a Lieutenant. The Lieutenant assigned to this division reports to the Captain, and the Captain, who commands the unit, reports to the Chief of Police. 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. The division is responsible for the collection, preservation and distribution of official reports generated by this agency as the result of calls for service.
A civilian Dispatch Supervisor, who reports to the Lieutenant, 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, facility and fleet management, as well as assistance in budget preparation and procurement.
A civilian Lead Corrections Officer, who reports to the Lieutenant, Bureau of Support Services, supervises this division, which is staffed by civilian personnel. The division is responsible for booking arrested persons and monitoring the health and safety of persons in our custody.