Welcome from Colonel Hayden

On behalf of the dedicated employees of the Metropolitan Police Department – City of St. Louis, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. I hope you find it informative and helpful in getting to know more about our department, our employees and the services we provide.

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.

It is my honor to serve as the Police Commissioner for the City of St. Louis, we look forward to your feedback.

Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr.
Police Commissioner

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