ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE 
DEPARTMENT
JULY 1ST,  1955
PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Resembles the vehicle decal 1980's
Metal tag used on  the  commissioners vehicle
1955
Original collar pins
Original Patch
1955--1961
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This change in law enforcement services for St. Louis County Mo. occurred on July 1st, 1955. Due to problems within the Sheriff's Department, the St. Louis County Charter was amended by the voters in 1954 to restrict the duties of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. With the Charter amendment, all law enforcement services were assigned to a new police agency, the St. Louis County Police Department. The department is primarily responsible for law enforcement and investigations within unincorporated St. Louis County and contract municipalities, however, it has full police authority throughout the county, including its 91 municipalities. 

    The St. Louis County Police Department is the primary and largest law enforcement agency serving St. Louis County Missouri. The current police chief is Colonel John Belmar. According to the Charter of St. Louis County, the county police chief has all of the duties of the sheriff of St. Louis County, except for the operation of the St. Louis County Jail, which is handled by the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services (civilian), court bailiff and service of civil process. Court bailiff/civil process duties are provided by a court-appointed sheriff and his employees, none of whom have law enforcement powers.
                                             ( 2014 )


Colonel John  Belmar
Current Patch
Swearing in the new
 St. Louis County Police Officers
June 30th 1955
Original Collar Pins
Original Uniform
(gray)
1st vehicle
1955 Ford
Door emblem (metal)
Original Helmet Badge
Resembles the vehicle decal 
1960s--1970s
Resembles the vehicle decal 1980's--1990's
PATCHES AND NAMES OF THE
CURRENT
CONTRACT CITIES

JENNINGS
BLACK JACK
NORWOOD COURT
VINITA TERRACE
GRANTWOOD VILLAGE
TWIN OAKS
PASADENA HILLS
HANLEY HILLS
WILBUR PARK
GREEN PARK
FENTON
​ST. GEORGE
MARLBOROUGH
WILDWOOD
VALLEY PARK
CLARKSON VALLEY
WINCHESTER
DELLWOOD


Special thanks to the following for their help with items and information relating to the county police
Chief Fitch
Judy Sampson
Officer Tim Rehagen
C F" Bud" Spaethe Jr.
Chiefs of Police
July 1st, 1955---Current date
Albert E. DuBois
July 1, 1955---June 21, 1956
Jerry  Lee
2004--2009
Raymond W. Hensley
June 22, 1956---Nov. 23, 1969
Robert J. DiGrazia
Nov. 24, 1969--Nov. 10, 1972
G. H. Kleinknecht
Nov. 11, 1972--1990
Ronald  Battelle
1990---2004
Timothy  Fitch
2009-- 2014
ANNIVERSARIES
  OF  THE 
 POLICE  DEPARTMENT
​**10TH**  
1955--1965
​**25TH**  
1955--1980
YEAR BOOK
​**40TH**  
1955--1995
YEAR BOOK /
ANNUAL REPORT
​**45TH**  
1955--2000
​BADGE / PIN
​**50TH**
SERIES OF 15 BADGES  
​CHIEF
​CAPTAIN
MAJOR
​COMMISSIONER
​POLICE OFFICER
LIEUTENANT
SUPERINTENDENT
​SERGEANT
​DETECTIVE
​SECURITY OFFICER
​SUPERVISOR
​CIVILIAN
​RESERVE OFFICER
​CHAPLAIN
​DISPATCHER
​BACK OF BADGES

CUSTOM
BY
BLACKINGTON
Commanding Officers / Associates Organization
( CO & AO )


This organization was created in 1957. The original members consisted of a small group of professional and business leaders in the community which was brought together with the supervisory and command officers of the County Police.


The objectives were to establish a relation between the police and the community, and secondly to enlist support for the newly department to obtain needed materials and equipment.

In 1979 the command staff, and at that time, Chief Kleinknecht decided that after 22 years the St. Louis County Police would no longer retain official support for the CO/AO.

Thanks to CF "Bud" Spaethe for the items and information about the CO/AO
Breast and hat badge # 1 was issued July 1st, 1955 to Bird W. Sappington DSN 130. In 1969 upon Birds retirement, the County Police Department officially  retired badge # 1.
Current Chief's Badge

Current Commissioner's  Badge
Millennium Badge Donated by Retired Sergeant Barry Armfield

Colonel John  Belmar
2014--Current
60th Anniversary Keychain
60th Anniversary Coin (front)
60th Anniversary Coin (back)
60th year items produced
1955--2015
This 16" x 20" cardboard poster featuring Maggie Clayton and Byron Sarge Watson was donated by retired St Louis County PD Sgt Byron Watson
14k ring that was designed and made in 1970