The Olivette Police Department began in the early 1950's with 2 officers. Today, we have a staff of 23 commissioned police officers and a Police Records clerk. We are a full service police department and provide the following services and programs:
The City of Olivette was presented the 2006 Outstanding Local Achievement Award for Intergovernmental Cooperation from the East West Gateway Council of Governments. This award is because of the partnership between the Olivette Police and Fire Departments with the East Central Dispatch Center whereby various municipalities coordinate to provide intergovernmental communication services to more efficiently serve everyone who lives, works or travels through the City of Olivette.
In 2010, the Olivette Police Department received State Certification from the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, which was accomplished through hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Department. The Police Department was re-certified in 2014 and 2016. In 2017, the Department began working towards accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and was recognized as a CALEA accredited agency in 2019. For more information on CALEA, click here.
Olivette is located in St. Louis County, approximately 10 miles west of downtown St. Louis. The City covers approximately 2.95 square miles in St. Louis County and is within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which, at the time of the 1990 census, was comprised of the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and parts of the counties of St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson in Missouri, and parts of the counties of Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, and Monroe in Illinois. The MSA now also includes portions of Lincoln and Warren counties in Missouri.
Interstate 170 borders Olivette along its eastern edge. This highway provides excellent access to the St. Louis metropolitan area connecting with Interstate 70, four miles north of the City and Interstate 40, 2 miles south of the City. Olivette is traversed by Olive Boulevard, the City's main business corridor.