St. Louis at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, St. Louis Police Department

  • 1,262 Officers
  • 397 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 5.56 St. Louis
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the St. Louis Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated March 23, 2022


We identified over $32.3M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: St. Louis
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$499,980.00 10/01/2021
09/30/2024
CITY OF ST LOUIS, THE DATA-DRIVEN GUNFIRE HOTSPOT POLICING: EXAMINING THE EFFICACY OF REACTIVE AND PLACE-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACHES IN REDUCING GUNFIRE IN ST. LOUIS Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$838,128.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2022
PUBLIC SAFETY, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CITY OF ST LOUIS, THE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$838,128.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2022
PUBLIC SAFETY, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CITY OF ST LOUIS, THE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$121,825.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2023
PUBLIC SAFETY, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CITY OF ST LOUIS, THE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $4,700,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2010 - 2016

The St. Louis Police Department paid $4.7 million for police misconduct settlements between 2010 and 2016.

In 2012, the St. Louis Police Department paid $212,500 to the family of Normane Bennet, who was shot by police following their pursuit of him in an attempt to make a drug arrest. In 2013, the department agreed to pay $400,000 to the family of Cary Ball, who was shot 212 times by police following a pursuit, and also paid $900,000 to the survivors of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was fatally shot by police. According to a review of police settlement cases between 2010 and early 2016, these were among the largest of 44 settlements—totaling $4.7 million—by the department.

Compensation
$4,700,000.00