Contact Information

315 South Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: 314-444-5581


St. Louis Police Officers Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice: Second Edition
now available for purchase!

libraryThe Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis is home to the country's oldest police library. The Library’s collection includes all Department archives including photographs, hand written documents from the Department’s historical past, Board Minutes from the early meetings of the Board of Police Commissioners beginning in 1867, newspaper clippings beginning in 1956 and Department annual reports dating back to 1861.

The library primarily serves as a research center for the Department’s commissioned and civilian employees but is open to the public for research with appointments.

Library Services

  • Research assistance for patrons
  • Electronic database for searching articles in police literature
  • Vertical file of police related documents
  • Interlibrary Loan
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