Meet the Department

The City of Ferguson's Police Department numbers 62 personnel including 45 commissioned officers and 17 civilian support staff. The officers are all police academy graduates and are certified peace officers by the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Two supervisors are graduates of the FBI National Academy. Many of our officers have bachelors or advanced degrees. All officers participate in advanced continuous training in numerous areas of law enforcement.

In addition to our uniform patrol officers and criminal investigation detectives, the department is supplemented with 3 K-9 officers, bicycle patrol, and a traffic unit. The department has its own correctional facility, maintains evidence and property, and on-site indoor firearms range. Our relationship with the community is enhanced by our commitment of personnel to the positions of Community Relations, DARE, and School Resource Officers.

Department Divisions

  1. Accreditation
  2. Investigation
  3. Field Operations

Bureau of Accreditation

The Ferguson Police Department has chosen to become certified under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcements Agencies (C.A.L.E.A.) Certification Program. CALEA exists to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a credible and best-in-class body of standards, developed by a highly regarded group of public safety practitioners; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence through a highly coveted, comprehensive awards program.

CALEA provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards and processes for decision-making.   Compliance is verified by a team of independent, unbiased (out-of-state), CALEA-trained assessors.   To further safeguard its standards against dilution and to promote the continuation of best practices, CALEA applies strong conflict of interest reviews to ensure its assessors are always able to provide unadulterated assessments of candidate agencies.  It is CALEA's inherent obligation to ensure the concept of accreditation will always remain a mark of excellence for agencies participating in its programs and to maintain brand integrity.  CALEA owes this to its clients, partnering associations, and the broader public safety community.