The City of St Louis' Public Safety Department is the largest department in the City overseeing the Police Department, the Fire Department, six major divisions, two bureaus, a correctional institution and the city jail.
Police South Patrol & Districts
The lines for the current six police districts were drawn in 2014 after almost 50 years without any changes. The Southampton neighborhood was one of the few neighborhoods in St Louis that was split across two police districts. Macklind Avenue where our bustling commercial area is enjoying robust growth divides the neighborhood roughly in half. The half east of Macklind is now served by Police District 1 and the half west of Macklind is now served by Police District 2.
The two districts are co-located in the St Louis Police Department South Patrol, 3157 Sublette. Captain Donnell Moore serves as Commander for District 1 and Captain Michael Deeba serves as Commander for District 2. Both commanders work to ensure seamless response for Southampton.Real Time Crime Center
Real Time Crime Center
Part of the Southampton neighborhood is monitored by cameras fed to the City Police Department Headquarters in the downtown area. On the top floor, the Real Time Crime Center is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is an additional layer of protection to prevent crime and to apprehend criminals quickly. The Association organizes an annual tour of the Center.
The St Louis Fire Department was founded in 1857 and is the second oldest paid department in the country. It is also regarded by fire suppression professionals as one of the most progressive departments in the country. The Fire Department offers several educational and fire safety programs to students and City residents.
The Fire Department has several community education programs. The Smoke Alarm Installation Program provides for the free installation of long life smoke alarms with lithium power cells. To request a smoke detector for a residential home or apartment, St Louis City residents can call the Smoke Detector Hotline at 314-533-3406.
Neighborhood Stabilization Team
The Neighborhood Stabilization Team strives to bring together police, elected officials, government agencies, social service organizations, community groups and individuals to identify permanent solutions to persistent problems. Included in the team is the Citizens' Service Bureau. Ms. Christy Boyd is the Neighborhood Improvement Specialist providing assistance to the Southampton neighborhood.