Services & Programs

Our Goal

The Ferguson Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life and promoting the well being of the citizens of the City of Ferguson. This goal is accomplished by working together with our citizens to facilitate effective and lasting solutions. The most important way we can work with citizens is through our services and programs. The Ferguson Police Department offers a number of services and programs to the community to better educate, communicate, and protect the citizens of this city. We sincerely hope you will take advantage of all of the programs that we offer.

Police Department Services

  1. Community Oriented Policing
  2. School Resource Officer
  3. Community Relations
  4. Guided Tours

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

The Community Oriented Policing Services program is a new outlook on police work. This philosophy is based on a foundation of two-way communications between the police department and the community it serves. At the heart of the COPS philosophy is the thought that neighbors, working with police, could solve many neighborhood problems, before they lead to criminal problems. The Neighborhood Watch is an important part of this program.

Patrol Officers

Each patrol sector in the City of Ferguson has several officers that are responsible for coordinating the COPS activities in that area. These officers are the contact points between the citizens in their sector and the Police Department.

Special activities and watch meetings are scheduled by the block captains and are coordinated by the police community relations officer. This officer is responsible for scheduling watch meetings and special events throughout the city. He reports all COPS activities and meetings to the commander of the bureau of administration.

Police Department Programs

  1. Neighborhood Watch
  2. Community Emergency Response Team
  3. Crime Free Multi-Housing
  4. Volunteer in Police Service

Neighborhood Watch

Ferguson On Watch is a program of the Ferguson Police Department that allows citizens, in cooperation with the Ferguson Police Department, to directly participate in the detection and prevention of crime in their own neighborhoods. For more information on Ferguson On Watch and citizen involvement, click Learn More or contact the Police Department 314-522-3100.

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