One of the Police Department's most important functions is to educate the public. We believe that as citizens become informed by educating themselves, they are better equipped to Understand the role of the Police Department in their community;
Seek knowledge of police policies/procedures and how those policies affect the community;
Take safety precautions to protect themselves from the risk of harm;
Recognize when they need to seek help from the police or other resources of support;
Respond to incidents such as traffic accidents or criminal activity;
As a Police department, we are constantly working towards professional excellence and public accountability. Operational Transparency is one of the City Council’s goals. In an effort to fulfill, support, and strive toward that shared goal, we will be consolidating some information found on the Police Department's web pages and publishing more information this year about the Olivette Police Department’s operations through an informational web page called "Transparency in Policing".
Through education, we can create a safer community with more effective and efficient police/citizen interactions. We hope that by putting into practice the knowledge you gain from the variety of topics in this section, you will be better prepared to respond in the event that contacting the police may result.
If you would like more detailed information about any of the following topics or schedule a time to speak to an officer about a specific topic, contact the Olivette Police Department's Community Engagement Officer, Madison Coates 314-983-5238.