The Division of Special Operations provides support to the department's Patrol function and is comprised of the Bureau of Traffic Enforcement, Bureau of Community Affairs and Bureau of Special Enforcement. The Division's functions include special event management, patrol & investigative responsibilities for the city's retail corridor & parks, court security, neighborhood liaison, code enforcement, emergency management, school resource officer services and patrol services contracted to the City of Clarkson Valley.
BUREAU OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
The Traffic Unit is responsible for the safety of Chesterfield's residents and visitors as they travel throughout the 151 miles of traffic-ways that wind throughout the 32 square miles of Chesterfield. Additionally, the Unit is charged with coordinating enforcement, safety and security for all special events, such as the annual Independence Day celebration, various runs, and other events held within the City.
BUREAU OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
The Community Affairs Unit is responsible for all crime prevention, police community relations and youth-based programs and initiatives. The unit's programs include the DARE program, Safety Town, C.O.P.P.S., code enforcement, citizen fingerprinting, speaker's bureau, Neighborhood Watch, child car seat installation program and coordinating the citizen police academy. The Department's Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program and the Chesterfield Police Explorer Post are also housed within the Community Affairs Unit.
The School Resource Unit serves as resources and department liaisons at nineteen public and private schools located in Chesterfield and Clarkson Valley. The agency has ten full time officers assigned to the program. Six of the School Resource Officers (SROs) are individually assigned to the three public high schools and three public middle schools located in the two cities. The senior high and middle school SRO programs are partially funded by the Parkway School District and the Rockwood School District representing one of the department’s many successful community partnerships. The program has been and continues to be highly successful.
In recent years the department has added four additional officers to the unit that serve a similar role in the City’s elementary schools, the Elementary SRO program. Each ESRO is assigned three elementary schools where they spend their time providing high visibility security, make presentations in the classroom and becoming a an integral part of the school community.
BUREAU OF SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT
Special Enforcement Unit (SEU)