St. Louis at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, St. Louis Police Department
- 1,131 Officers
- 380 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 3.83 St. Louis
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 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 for St. Louis
Data was last updated November 20, 2022
We identified over $17.5M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
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 last updated January 25, 2022
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $4,700,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
|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.