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Department Director

Kevin Murphy
  Chief of Police

Kevin R. Murphy
314-290-8407
kmurphy@claytonmo.gov

Police

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clayton Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents, business community, and visitors in the City of Clayton through the effective and efficient delivery of professional, positive, and innovative services.

Department History

Law enforcement services were provided by a Marshal during the City's early years, but in 1920, the Marshal system was changed to a Police Department. Beginning with one full-time officer, the department has mirrored the City's growth and now consists of fifty-two commissioned officers and fourteen civilian employees. Of particular note is the fact that the Police Department has only had five Chiefs of Police for its entire eighty-one year existence.

Long recognized as a leader among municipal police agencies in St. Louis County, the Clayton Police Department has consistently endeavored to ensure the quality of its personnel, and has historically fielded one of the best-educated, highly trained and most respected police forces in the metropolitan region. In keeping with its tradition as a leader, in the year 2000, the Department was among the first law enforcement agencies in the State of Missouri to successfully achieve accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Organization

The Police Department is divided into two major bureaus, each of which is commanded by a Captain of Police. The Field Operations Bureau is responsible for patrol duties, responding to calls-for-service, traffic and parking enforcement, and community relations and crime prevention programs. The Investigations and Support Bureau is responsible for follow-up investigations, juvenile matters, communications, records and general administration.

Clayton PD Command Staff

Lieutenant Donald Bass
Commander Investigation and Support Bureau
314-290-8409
dbass@claytonmo.gov
Captain Stewart Glenn
Commander Patrol Bureau
314-290-8408
sglenn@claytonmo.gov
Phil LaBenda
Administrative Supervisor
314-290-8415
plabenda@claytonmo.gov