Through various community outreach programs and strategies, the CEODD’s overall mission is to build, strengthen and sustain trusting relationships and partnerships within the 79 diverse neighborhoods that comprise the City of St. Louis. Along with implementing community outreach programs, the CEODD will focus on organizational development and internal training. Training programs focused on ethics, de-escalation tactics and implicit biases will provide officers with the tools necessary to better serve and communicate with citizens.


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Please click on links below to learn more about our programs and other units housed in the CEODD.

St. Louis Police Athletic League

St. Louis Police Explorers

Coffee with a Cop

Citizens Academy

Crime Stoppers

MetroLink Unit

Operation Polar Cops (SLMPD Ice Cream Truck)

Community Engagement and Organizational Development Division (CEODD)



In April 2015, the Department, announced the formation of the Community Engagement and Organizational Development Division (CEODD), an office focused on strengthening relationships between the department and the citizens we serve. The CEODD was formed to meet the needs of policing in the 21st century and to ensure equal and respectful treatment while providing the highest quality of service to citizens.