This unit consists of six Neighborhood Patrol Teams which are primarily responsible for the preservation of the peace and tranquility of the community. The teams provide proactive problem solving policing services in all phases of the operation, which can be performed efficiently and effectively by uniformed officers. The members of these teams are assigned permanent work shifts and patrol sectors to enhance their ability to resolve community problems. The teams also provide traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigation, and all other duties as outlined by state statute, city ordinance, and department policy and guidelines.
Of the thirty-four patrol officers assigned to the Neighborhood Patrol Team, two officers are primarily responsible for the preservation of the peace and tranquility throughout the St. Louis Outlet Mall and surrounding area.
Other specialty assignments incorporated with the Neighborhood Patrol Unit are as follows:
- Bicycle Patrol
- Crisis Intervention Team
The Neighborhood Patrol Unit works a twelve hour work day and provides services to six patrol sectors throughout the community.