Director's Office

The Department of Public Safety is the largest municipal government department in the City of St. Louis overseeing the Fire Department, six major divisions, two bureaus, a correctional institution and the city jail.

About the Director of Public Safety's Office

The Director's Office oversees and coordinates the efforts of Department of Public Safety to safeguard the City's state of well-being, protect lives and property, and ensure the complete safety of the people who live in the City, and the one million people who work, traverse and visit the City of St. Louis daily.

Contact the Director

Charles Coyle
Director, Department of Public Safety
(314) 622-3391
Email & full profile

Divisions

Building Division
The Building Division enforces the City building code, issues building permits, conducts building inspections, demolishes vacant buildings, and enforces zoning ordinances.

City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)
The City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), a division of the Department of Public Safety, maintains an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery

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.

Division of Corrections
Information and links concerning the City Justice Center and its Annex building

Excise Division
A division of the Department of Public Safety that oversees all liquor licenses in the City of St. Louis also known as City Liquor Control

Fire Department
Established on Sept. 14, 1857, the St. Louis Fire Department is the second oldest career Fire Department in the United States

Neighborhood Stabilization Division (NSD)
Empowering residents to sustain a quality environment within their neighborhood through effectively and efficiently registering and routing City services, providing information, assistance, education, and intervention.

Office of Violence Prevention
Coordinating public safety resources and community violence intervention programs to make St. Louis neighborhoods safer.

Police Division
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division (SLMPD) serves the City of St. Louis. This page is provided as a courtesy service to direct visitors to the Official SLMPD website.

Services

News

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