- ABOUT SCPD
- Department Structure
The Department has an authorized strength of 118 sworn police officers and 43 civilian employees which serve a city of over 70,000 residents and covers roughly 24 square miles in St. Charles County. In 2021, the Department responded to 86,032 calls for service and took 9,934 incident reports.
See our organizational chart (PDF).
The Department is broken into two Service divisions, Operations Services and the Operations Services Support. The Operation Services consists of a patrol division and an investigative services division. The Operations Services Support consists of, Communications, Detention, Evidence, Fleet and Building Maintenance, and Records.
Investigative Services Bureau
The Investigative Services Bureau is commanded by a Captain, who reports directly to the Chief of Police. Investigative Services has two primary responsibilities. One is to coordinate and manage the Department’s assets in a manner that will assist and support the Operations Services in accomplishing the Department’s Mission. Second, Investigative Services provides support to Patrol Operations by managing and coordinating the Investigations Division, Evidence Services and the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Operations Services Bureau
The Operation Services Bureau consists of the Patrol Division and Animal Control.
Operations Support Bureau
The Operations Support Bureau consists of Communications, Detention, Evidence, Investigative Division, and Records.
Office of Professional Responsibility
The Office of Professional Responsibility performs several critical functions of the Department including administrative investigations as well as performs as the Departments human resources liaison.
The Records Bureau is responsible for all aspects of Police records management.
Members are involved in a number of different specialties, all designed to better serve and protect the community.
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Public relations with the community and media outlets are coordinated through our Public Information Officer, Lt. Thomas Wilkison. Additionally, social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, are monitored by the Public Information Officer. The Public Information Officer can be contacted at 636-255-6125.