Police Chief Search and Hiring

Information, meetings, documents, RFPs and more related to the search for a new City of St. Louis Police Chief

Overview

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden announced his intention to retire on February 23, 2022 after 35 years of service to the City. The announcement offers the City time to conduct an extensive, nationwide search process for a new police chief. The City’s search will focus on individuals who are experienced in 21st-century policing methods.

Mayor Jones’ administration is conducting a public survey, and plans to hold listening sessions with community stakeholders in October and a public town hall in the coming months.

Police Chief Search Public Survey

The next Police Chief will play a vital role in citywide efforts to re-envision public safety. They will assist in the implementation of plans to focus personnel on violent crimes, partner with community members to ensure responsive, community policing, and engage in efforts to remove policing from issues better solved through behavioral health interventions.

Our Administration wants to understand what issues are top of mind for St. Louis residents when they think of public safety and what questions you would ask of our next police chief. Responses will be used to shape a public candidate questionnaire for top candidates. Responses will also be used to help shape a public town hall featuring the top candidates.

 

Police Chief Position Details

The City of St. Louis is seeking a Police Commissioner. Commissioner reports to the Director of Public Safety and will play a vital role in citywide efforts to re-envision public safety. Commissioner will assist in the implementation of plans to focus personnel on violent crimes, partner with community members to ensure responsive, community policing, and engage in efforts to remove policing from issues better solved through behavioral health interventions.

Duties include:

  • executing the budget;
  • assigning personnel;
  • maintaining accountability;
  • overseeing field operations, investigations and support services/general administration;
  • and coordinating activities with other City departments and outside agencies.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field; plus ten years of senior command experience at the rank of Police Captain or higher. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Police Officer by the State of Missouri.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis.

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Public Meetings

Mayor Jones’ administration will hold listening sessions with community stakeholders in October with plans for a public town hall in the coming months.

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