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.
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
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
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.
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.
- Alarm Fees and Payment Alarm Fees and Payments information for Homeowners and Residents
- Alarm Registration and Permit Fee Security Alarm Registration Information for Homeowners and Residents
- Apply for a Brick Dealer Permit Information businesses need to know to obtain a Brick Dealer Permit
- Apply For A Dance Hall License Information individuals and businesses need to know when applying for or renewing a Dance Hall License.
City of St. Louis Outlines Preparations for Freezing Winter Weather
Residents urged to stay aware of changing forecasts and plan ahead
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Streets,Department of Human Services,Department of Health,Department of Public Safety,Department of Public Utilities | 01/12/2024
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Reflects on Crime Prevention, Enforcement Efforts after 22% Reduction in Crime in 2023
Targeted investments in crime prevention, intervention, and enforcement have an impact.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Public Safety | 01/09/2024
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Commissioner Robert J. Tracy Share Highlights of 2023 Year-End Crime Data, Revealing Significant Improvements to Public Safety
Data reveals double-digit reductions in murders, shootings and overall Part 1 crimes
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Public Safety | 01/02/2024
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