The City of Warson Woods Police Department is considered one of the finest in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The department offers residents 24-patrol surveillance, vacation checks and major events sponsored by the department.
The Warson Woods Police 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 forty-eight hours of continuing education training every 3 years to maintain their peace officer license. It is the responsibility of the licensed officer to ensure their continuing education requirements are met. The Warson Woods Police 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-Training focuses on updates or familiarization concerning federal, state and local criminal law or legal issues;
- Interpersonal Perspectives-Training focuses on communication skills such as cultural diversity training, ethics, conflict management, victim sensitivity and stress management;
- Technical Studies-Training focuses on specialized studies or activities which directly relate to the job description, including first aid and CPR training; and
- Skill Development- Training focuses on activities that develop physical skill proficiency such as defensive tactics, firearms, driver training, (note: A minimum of four hours of Firearms Skill Development training must be completed every three year reporting period).
The Warson Woods Police Department’s six officers completed a total of 609.5 P.O.S.T. training hours initally and maintain their cerfitication with continuing education via the St. Louis County Police Academy and other authorized training facilities.
Our 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 also be aware and consider it a duty to take measures to protect themselves and their property, as well as the property of their neighbors. Our 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 our dispatcher at 314-965-1131; or for general information, call 314-965-3100.
Join the Neighborhood Watch Program if you do not already belong. Call 965-3100 for further information.
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 965-3100 for an appointment.
Bicycle Registration is also provided by the Police Department. Call 965-3100 for an appointment to register your bike. This will help recover your bicycle in the event it is stolen.
Fire Fighting Services and Emergency Medical Service 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 965-0000 for information about the fire department services.
Please remember to close your garage doors, 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. We will be out patrolling during that time, but we need your help to be successful in our endeavors to protect 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.