Office of the Chief

  • Professional Standards Division
  • Public Affairs
  • Accreditation
  • Policy Development


The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Police Department.

The Professional Standards Division is tasked with processing complaints and conducting internal investigations when allegations of employee misconduct are received. Additionally, this division tracks awards and commendations of employees and ensures the recipient and their respective chain of command are aware of employee successes. 

The Public Affairs Office is responsible for disseminating accurate and timely information related to the SCCPD to the media and the public. The office also coordinates media relations, department-hosted special events, Citizen Police Academy, and community presentations. Media and public information inquiries may be submitted to 636-949-3057 or via email.

The Office of the Chief maintains Department international accreditation via the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Our Department has attained advanced law enforcement accreditation which is specifically designed for elite organizations striving to demonstrate professional excellence within a comprehensive range of operational and administrative functional responsibilities.

Department policy is generated by the Office of the Chief to ensure thoughtful, well-researched, and timely policies are implemented across the Department.