The Division of Special Operations provides support to the department's Patrol function and is comprised of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, 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 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
The Bureau of Criminal Investigations is responsible for the follow-up investigation of all active offenses reported within the geographical boundaries of the City of Chesterfield.
The Bureau is supervised by a plain-clothes lieutenant and consists of eight additional employees; seven detectives and one civilian clerk/secretary. Six of the detectives work primarily out of police headquarters; each are assigned investigations within a specific police sector within Chesterfield. One of the sector detectives also serves as the agency's juvenile detective.
One additional member of the Bureau is currently detached to the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. Additionally, all commissioned members of the Bureau serve as active members of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad and are detached on occasion to serve as homicide investigators during the investigation of high profile murders in other area cities. The Unit is also responsible for major crime scene management, all crime scene processing, intelligence information management, and personnel background investigations.
BUREAU OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
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)
Clarkson Valley Unit