St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Chief Colonel Hayden
Address 1915 Olive Street
St. Louis MO 63103


About Our Department

Our department is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a department that is representative of our unique and diverse city.

Our workforce is made up of over 400 civilian employees and 1,300 sworn officers. We are committed to community policing and are continually looking for ways to improve our service to the residents and visitors of the City of St. Louis.

The safety of our residents and visitors is our number one priority. We focus on developing innovative strategies to deter and solve crime through collaborative community partnerships. We know that embracing new strategies and building community partnerships enhances our capacity to provide outstanding police service and aids in our pursuit of excellence.

Please take advantage of one of the numerous opportunities to communicate with us and learn how we can work together to ensure a safe community.

Statement of Purpose, Vision and Mission

Statement of Purpose

We, the members of the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the citizens and diversity of our great city. We are committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of each and every citizen. Our Mission Statement and Core Values serve as guides for the work we do every day to protect those who live, work and visit the City of St. Louis.

Vision Statement

The Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis strives to rid the community of crime and public disorder while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in policing and delivering quality service to our community. We will achieve this by utilizing advanced training for officers and the implementation of cutting edge technology to create a safe environment for our citizens and visitors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis is to protect, serve and assist citizens when conditions arise that may affect the well-being of the individual or the community. Cooperating with others in the community, officers will work to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property, and achieve a peaceful society, free from the fear of crime and disorder. Members of the Department will strive continually for excellence and maintain the peace through lawfulness, diversity, service, integrity, leadership and fair treatment to all.

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