About Us

Mission Statement
The Olivette Police Department is committed to working as a team with other City departments, government agencies, and our community to provide innovative, effective, and efficient service to improve the quality of life in the City of Olivette, Missouri. We are committed to serving the public with respect, fairness and compassion. In doing so, we will maintain the highest level of ethical and moral standards to ensure the Constitutional Rights of all individuals. To this end, all officers of the Olivette Police Department have been certified by the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Peace Officer Standards and Training program.

History
The Olivette Police Department began in the early 1950s with 2 officers. Today, we now have a staff of 23 commissioned police officers, a police Records clerk and an Animal Control officer. We are a full service police department and provide the following services and programs:
  • Patrol
  • Investigations
  • Community Policing
  • Records
  • Animal Control Services
The City of Olivette was presented the 2006 Outstanding Local Achievement Award for Intergovernmental Cooperation from the East West Gateway Council of Governments. This award is because of the partnership between the Olivette Police and Fire Departments with the East Central Dispatch Center whereby various municipalities coordinate to provide intergovernmental communication services to more efficiently serve everyone who lives, works or travels through the City of Olivette. In 2010, the Olivette Police Department received State Certification from the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, which was accomplished through hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Department.

Community Served
Olivette is located in St. Louis County, approximately 10 miles west of downtown St. Louis. The City covers approximately 2.95 square miles in St. Louis County and is within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which, at the time of the 1990 census, was comprised of the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and parts of the counties of St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson in Missouri, and parts of the counties of Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, and Monroe in Illinois. The MSA now also includes portions of Lincoln and Warren counties in Missouri.

Interstate 170 borders the City along its eastern edge. This highway provides excellent access to the St. Louis metropolitan area connecting with Interstate 70, four miles north of the City and Interstate 40, 2 miles south of the City. The City is traversed by Olive Boulevard which is the main business corridor of the City.