Chief's Corner


Thank you for taking time to view the St. Joseph Police Department website. We continue to face a variety of challenges in a rapidly changing environment. As we continue to police in a stressed economy we become more aware of the impact of economic, sociological, and psychological drivers, and their relationship to resources, crime, and quality of life issues in our community. We strive to maintain the highest possible standards of performance and continue to uphold this department's tradition of excellence. We operate in an open organizational style while maintaining investigative integrity.

This website is intended to be an accurate reflection of our commitment to the values of public service and integrity, while demonstrating our commitment to being on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology and training. We hope you come away with a sense of pride we feel in the work we do, and with a sense of how privileged we feel to be able to do it.

As you read about our four divisions; Administration, Patrol, Detectives and Support Services, you'll see the various missions each carries out. Our Strategic Plan has been crafted to improve our workforce, manage the use of technology, improve communication, and enhance customer service to improve quality of life and reduce crime. This document is updated with regularity, and will help guide the Department and enable us to meet the challenges of the future

Together with you, we make a difference. We are your police department, and we are your friends and neighbors too. If you have questions please visit the contacts page. We'll be happy to answer them.

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