Division of Civilian Oversight
The Division of Civilian Oversight is an independent agency where civilians lead investigations on police incidents that directly impact St. Louisans and their neighbors.
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Phone: (314) 657-1600
1520 Market Street
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
The Division of Civilian Oversight reviews complaints, which can be filed in-person or online, for police misconduct and force incidents, and has subpoena power to all legally permissible information and access to city jails to investigate the complaints. The Civilian Oversight Board and the Detention Facilities Oversight Board set the goals for the Division and measure their progress through an annual report.
Civilian Oversight Board (COB)
The Board's function is to review and investigate citizen complaints against alleged misconduct of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Detention Facilities Oversight Board
The Board advises the Mayor, Corrections and Public Safety regarding detention facility operations, conditions of detention, and Division of Corrections policies.
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Policies and Procedures
Civilian Complaint Form
Aggrieved parties may file a complaint against a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department law enforcement officer using this form.
Civilian Oversight Board Policy and Procedure Manual
Civilian Oversight Board Policy and Procedural Manual adopted April 18, 2016.
Detention Facilities Oversight Board (DFOB) Procedural Rules
The Detention Facilities Oversight Board hereby adopts the following rules, policies and procedures for the conduct of their business
Division of Civilian Oversight Investigative Policies and Procedures
Approved and Adopted by the Detention Facilities Oversight Board on March 27, 2023
File a Complaint Against a St Louis Metropolitan Police Officer or Division of Corrections Employee
Overview of the process, instructions, and link to form to submit a complaint
Rules and Procedures for the Receiving, Reviewing and Sharing of Division of Corrections Complaints
Rules and procedures the Detention Facilities Oversight Board uses to process complaints.
Detention Facility Oversight Board Public Statement about Division Of Corrections Obstruction
| Detention Facilities Oversight Board | 05/15/2023