Community Service Officers (CSOs) provide various support services to the department. They relieve sworn personnel of certain duties that can be performed by non-licensed employees, such as maintaining police equipment, issuing citations for non-moving violations, watching and feeding prisoners, running errands, and giving tours to visitor...
updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Police Department divides St. Louis Park into four patrol districts. Normally, one patrol officer covers each of the four patrol districts. These districts are further divided into 35 neighborhoods (For maps, click on neighborhoods).
updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Patrol sergeants and officers rotate on a 3 days on and 3 days off and 4 days on and 4 days off schedule. Officers are assigned to the same shift for one year, and sergeants supervise the same group of officers for a period of four to 12 months. This allows the sergeants to become better acquainted with the activities of the officers on their...
updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The bike patrol works primarily in the City's parks and trails, interacting with the public, answering questions and providing information and literature about the City and the parks. Both sworn police officers and police reserve officers serve as bike patrol. Bike patrol also works with other agencies on problem areas.
Click here to watch a video about bike safety.