A Message From the Chief of Police
The City of Creve Coeur has always been a great community and a safe place to live. The men and women of the Creve Coeur Police Department are dedicated professionals in their field. The Department is staffed with 49 commissioned officers, one reserved commissioned officer, five support personnel and six chaplains. Our goal is to maintain a safe, peaceful community 24 hours a day.
The officers dedication is to the community we serve as well as to the general public visiting, working or traveling through the City of Creve Coeur. While the Police Department has a major role in maintaining a safe community, we rely on you as individual citizens to help us do that.
I value your input and appreciate your ideas and opinions. Please let me know if you find that the Police Department is not living up to our goals or if you notice an employee performing his/her job in an especially commendable manner. We will take your input very seriously.Thank you for all of your comments and support in our efforts to achieve our mission. I value your suggestions, input and help in our efforts to make our mission successful.
Glenn A. Eidman, Chief of Police
Ladue Road Closure: Hibler Creek Bridge Replacement (May 2020-August 2020)
Starting May 11, 2020, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) will begin replacement of the Hibler Creek Bridge located on Ladue Road between Laduemont Drive and Chasselle Lane. Ladue Road will be completely closed between these two streets for three months with an expected completion date of August 11, 2020.
Drivers can use I-270, Route 340 (Olive Boulevard), and Route 141 to detour around the closure during the summer months. Local traffic can use Ladue Road as far as Laduemont Drive from the west, and Chasselle Lane from the east.
For more information about the project:
Event Cancellations AND PROCEDURE CHANGES
Please follow the City of Creve Coeur's Calendar for updates to non-police events and meetings which can be found on the homepage or at www.crevecoeurmo.gov/calendar.The Creve Coeur Police Department remains a 24/7 operation under any and all working conditions (Emergency: 911 / Non-Emergency: 314-737-4600). However, there are some minor changes as we try to balance social distancing with serving the public:
- Limiting public access to the interior of the PD station outside of necessary public safety functions. This includes temporarily suspending our fingerprinting service and tours of the new police building.
- Medication can no longer be dropped off at the lobby. The group that provides the service, P2D2, has notified the police department they are suspending the program until mid-May or until further notice. They did provide a document on how to dispose of medication at home. The document can be found here: Disposing of Unwanted Medication at Home
- All sick cases prompt an EMS and Police response. However, unless criminal activity is suspected and/or EMS personnel requests assistance, the police department will stage outside of the building to help protect EMS equipment.
- Vehicle accidents that do not have injuries nor require a tow may require being resolved via telephone.
Businesses and communities step up to donate PPE and more
Offers of personal protective equipment (PPE) for caregivers have been pouring into our to hospitals for several weeks as awareness has increased of national shortages.
Individual BJC hospitals are receiving donations, and BJC has partnered with SSM Health to receive and distribute donations to hospitals at both health systems. The goal of the collaboration is to assist St. Louis area hospitals with personal protective equipment and other important supplies needed to care for people with COVID-19.
Tim Miller, BJC warehouse supervisor, is managing a nearly 50,000-square-foot warehouse to receive, store and distribute larger donations from businesses locally, nationally and internationally. The warehouse space in Fenton, adjacent to the BJC asset recovery center, was donated to help the region manage the crisis.
Miller says with donations coming in, and manufacturing ramping up nationally, he hopes the St. Louis area gets ahead of the surge.
“Our greatest needs are infrared and forehead thermometers; masks, including FDA-approved surgical masks and N95 masks; and face shields or industrial grinding shields with head harness and plastic shield,” said Miller, adding that things change daily and the needs will evolve.
Woodard, Lowes, Sachs Electric, Paric and St. Louis Community College are among local donors of masks, goggles and hand sanitizer.
Additionally, the Creve Coeur police department is a drop-off site for individuals and companies with smaller donations and homemade masks. It’s a community partnership Glen Eidman, chief of police, welcomed.
“Medical professionals are selflessly working long hours in high-risk environments to serve our community during this public health emergency,” said Eidman. “Through our partnership, the community can support health care workers by donating PPE that is crucial for their safety and protection. We are seeing incredible people stepping forward to help, and we are truly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received. Thanks to donations from individuals in our community, the box in our lobby is completely filled two or three times per day with essential medical supplies.”
The donations made at the Creve Coeur Police Department are added to the warehouse Miller manages for distribution to both BJC and SSM hospitals.
The list of needed supplies and locations can be found at BJC.org/CoronavirusDonations. Additional locations and needs are being updated on the site daily, so please reference the website prior to traveling to a donation site.
MISSION and Core Values
OUR MISSION The Creve Coeur Police Department is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the people we serve. We strive to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and to enhance the public safety while working tirelessly to provide a better quality of life in the workplace and community. We will achieve this goal by working as a team with other city departments, government agencies and our community.
- Courage: in the face of adversity with ethical behavior at all times.
- Commitment: To leadership and problem solving.
- Professionalism: Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence.
- Development: Our actions and relationships with the community are guided by an internal sense of honesty, integrity and morality.