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, and school resource officer services.
BUREAU OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
The Bureau of Traffic Enforcement is responsible for the safety of Chesterfield's residents and visitors as they travel throughout the 176 miles of traffic-ways that wind throughout the 33.64 square miles of Chesterfield.
BUREAU OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
The Community Affairs Unit is responsible for all crime prevention, police community relations and youth-based programs and initiatives. The Bureau's programs include 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.
Four additional officers serve a similar role in the City’s elementary schools, the Elementary SRO program. Each ESRO is assigned three elementary and private schools where they spend their time providing high visibility security, making presentations in the classroom, to include the nationally recognized DARE Program, and becoming an integral part of the school community.
BUREAU OF SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT
The Bureau of Special Enforcement unit is responsible for handling all calls for service and providing a high level of uniformed visibility in all of the City's parks, trails and the primary retail venues within the City of Chesterfield. The unit is currently staffed with eight uniformed police officers.