Colonel Jon Belmar, Chief of Police
The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the planning, efficient administration and operation of the Police Department under the authority of the Board of Police Commissioners. The Office of the Chief of Police is commanded by the Chief, Colonel Jon Belmar and the Deputy Chief, Lt. Colonel Ken Cox. The Office of the Chief is directly responsible for the Public Information Office, Intelligence Unit, Executive Protection Detail, Municipal Services and Contracting, Crime Analysis Unit and Fusion Center in addition to their normal departmental administrative duties.
Media Relations & Public Information
The primary responsibility of the Public Information staff is to distribute information reflecting the activities and perform and of the Department to the public by way of print, broadcast and electronic media. The Social Media Coordinator utilizes various social media venues to interact with the community and promote department information. The office is also responsible for the department's website, press releases and newsletters.
Bureau of Professional Standards
Please rest assured that all complaints are thoroughly investigated by the Bureau and that appropriate action will be taken. Compliments are sent to the Chief of Police's office so that the employee and his or her supervisor can be made aware of the commendation.
Bureau of Research and Analysis
The Bureau of Research and Analysis handles five distinct tasks for the Department.
1) Accreditation – The Department is accredited internationally via CALEA for law enforcement operations, police communications, and police academy training. The Bureau handles the accreditation management for the entire department.
2) Crime Analysis – The Bureau produces actionable information based on crime and administrative data that is utilized by internal and external users.
3) Grant Management – The Bureau manages and coordinates millions of dollars in grant funds that support operations in all four field divisions as well as the Office of the Chief of Police.
4) Policy – The Bureau coordinates the authoring, research, editing, policy positioning, and dissemination of all department-wide policy. The policy section is also responsible for research to support leadership decision-making.
5) Community Engagement – The Bureau houses a community engagement specialist position which is uniquely funded and supported to continue the Department’s commitment to providing connected, thoughtful, and professional policing solutions to those at especially high risk of crime in our neighborhoods.
Police Contract Services
The St. Louis County Police Department is the largest provider of contracted law enforcement services in the State of Missouri - contracting with 71 agencies for a variety of services (see Service Agreements and Partnerships). These services include Patrol, Dispatching and a record management system known as Computer Assisted Report Entry (CARE). When contracting for law enforcement services, the St. Louis County Police strive to work closely with the Municipal Police and Government officials.
The primary focus of the intelligence unit is organized crime, public corruption, and terrorism. The Intelligence Unit works closely with federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI and other state and federal agencies.