The City of Warson Woods Police Department is considered one of the finest in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Department offers residents 24-hour patrol surveillance, vacation checks and major events sponsored by the Department.
The Department has the duty to enforce all ordinances of the City and the laws of the State of Missouri. The Chief of Police directs the seven-member department. All officers are State-certified and have undergone intensive training programs.
All police officers and commissioned reserve officers in Missouri must successfully complete a minimum of 48 hours of continuing education training every three years to maintain their peace officer license. It is the responsibility of the licensed officer to ensure their continuing education requirements are met. The Department only employs officers that are properly licensed and fully certified by the State of Missouri.
Each officer shall complete a minimum of four hours in all four-core curricula areas. The core curricula areas are identified as:
- Legal Studies: Focuses on updates or familiarization of federal, state and local criminal law or legal issues.
- Interpersonal Perspectives: Focuses on communication skills such as cultural diversity training, ethics, conflict management, victim sensitivity and stress management.
- Technical Studies: Focuses on specialized studies or activities which directly relate to the job description including first-aid and CPR training.
- Skill Development: Focuses on activities that develop physical skill proficiency such as defensive tactics, firearms and driver training (note: minimum of four hours of firearms skill development training must be completed every three-year reporting period).
The Warson Woods Police Department’s seven officers have completed a total of 609.5 P.O.S.T. training hours and maintain their certification with continuing education via the St. Louis County Police Academy and other authorized training facilities. The Department also has two certified firearms instructors and two certified Glock firearms armorers that have attended specialized courses instructing them on how to properly and safely service and repair department-duty weapons.
Residents must be aware and consider it a duty to take measures to protect themselves and their property, as well as the property of their neighbors. The Police Department offers the following tips:
Get Involved! If you see anything suspicious, report it immediately to the Police Department.
Do Not leave doors or windows unlocked OR leave garage doors open.
Be Aware of what is going on in your neighborhood.
Do Not try to take action yourself.
CALL 911 when in a life or property-threatening situation. To report a crime, call the dispatch number at (314) 822-5858. For general information, call City Hall.
Join the Neighborhood Watch Program if you do not already belong.
Operation Ident tools are available at the Department. Stop in and ask to borrow an engraver and mark your valuables. Burglars would rather take items that are not marked! Recovered marked property can also be returned to the owner. If you prefer, the Police Department will also videotape your possessions. You supply the video tape and we’ll supply the camera. Call City Hall for an appointment.
Bicycle Registration is also provided by the Police Department. Visit City Hall to register your bike. This will help recover your bicycle in the event it is stolen.
Fire Fighting Services and Emergency Medical Services are contracted through the City of Glendale Fire Department. Not only do they provide emergency services, they also provide prevention services. A member of the Glendale Fire Department will come to your home and complete a safety inspection making recommendations, if necessary, for improvement. They will suggest locations for smoke detection equipment and install the detectors if you have them. Call (314) 965-0000 for more information.
Please remember to close your garage doors and to lock your cars and houses when you go to sleep at night. Between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. are prime hours for opportunistic thieves to “grab and go” under the cloak of darkness. While the Department is on patrol during this time, your cooperation is essential to be successful protecting you, your family and your property.
Visible Addresses are a must in an emergency! If the Police Department or the Fire Department is summoned to your home, all they have to go by is your address. If the address is not displayed or not visible, the response time for your emergency is lengthened.