Department Overview


The Ellisville Police Department has remained a viable law enforcement agency in West St. Louis County and continues to be committed to the service and protection of its citizens and the business community alike. Past performance of the police department has resulted in a relatively low crime rate the community has enjoyed for a number of years. Because of strong community, administrative staff and city council support, the police department enjoys a stable workforce that is highly proactive and committed to professional law enforcement for its citizens. Our average officer tenure in the department is over 13 years of experience. The citizens of Ellisville are currently served by 23 full-time officers who serve a community of more than 9,200 residents spanning an area of 4.39 square miles. The police department is organized into three divisions: the Office of the Chief of Police which is comprised of the Chief, a Lieutenant, and a Sergeant, assisted by two police clerks - one full-time and one part-time, and chaplain; the Patrol Division which includes Patrol, Field Training, Bicycle/ATV Patrol, K-9, Part-time and Reserve officers, and the Criminal Investigation Bureau consisting of two full-time and one part-time detectives. The function of each division is an important component in assuring the Ellisville Police Department maintains the professional operation expected by the community we serve. Our department values independent decision making and problem solving strategies. Using a community oriented policing philosophy, our department has fostered strong partnerships between our schools, faith-based community, civic organizations and citizens. This type of collaboration greatly enhances our crime fighting tactics and tends to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our community. We strongly believe that preventing crime is a community effort and it is our role, as the police department, to provide the training and information necessary to help our citizens take an active part in crime fighting efforts.  Committed to providing quality, responsive service in its efforts to work in partnership with the community, the city’s website contains information about crime prevention, statistics and online services including patrol requests, vacation house checks and court information. The community can also view important information on our department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The department strives to continually improve itself and become more efficient. Every member of the Ellisville Police Department is committed to our Mission statement, which is summed up in our motto: 
Excellence, Pride, and Dedication.


To learn more about our specific divisions, click on one of the links below:



The Patrol Division is responsible for immediate response to the public. 

The Detective bureau handles in-depth investigations and felonies. 

The K-9 division works with a specially trained police dog. 

The Administrative division handles the day to day operations of the department. 

Records handles special reporting requirements directed by both state and federal regulations. 

The Compliance division is responsible for 3rd party accreditation and ensuring we meet the required standards.