Division of Civilian Oversight
The Division of Civilian Oversight is an independent agency where civilians lead investigations on police incidents that directly impact St. Louisans and their neighbors.
The Division of Civilian Oversight reviews complaints, which can be filed in-person or online, for police misconduct and force incidents, and has subpoena power to all legally permissible information and access to city jails to investigate the complaints. The Civilian Oversight Board and the Detention Facilities Board set the goals for the Division and measure their progress through an annual report.
Civilian Oversight Board (COB)
The Board's function is to review and investigate citizen complaints against alleged misconduct of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Detention Facilities Oversight Board
The Board advises the Mayor, Corrections and Public Safety regarding detention facility operations, conditions of detention, and Division of Corrections policies.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Creates Division of Civilian Oversight to Strengthen Accountability, Improve Trust Between Police and Community
The bill strengthens existing oversight provisions, and the Division will investigate police misconduct and initiate the disciplinary process.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Civilian Oversight Board,Civilian Oversight | 08/03/2022