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Richmond Heights Police Department
7447 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

The Richmond Heights Police Department focuses on maintaing public safety in the city and addressing quality-of-lifeMore issues, such as the enforcement of the trash ordinance.

The office is composed of 41 members and operates a detective bureau, patrol division, traffic division, community policing division and a mall unit. It uses several vehicles to haul equipment, a motorcycle for traffic enforcement and an ATV at the mall. The office hosts bicycle-trained officers.

The basement of the Richmond Heights Public Safety Building, in which the police officers are located, contains a six-cell jail that can house between 18 and 24 prisoners.

The building also houses the East Central Dispatch Center, which manages calls for assistance in the communities of Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves, Clayton and Olivette. All of the cities with the exception of Clayton use the jail.

Buzz Westfall Justice Center
100 S Central Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

The Buzz Westfall Justice Center is responsible for oversight of the St. Louis County Jail, among other duties.


It employs about 350 people and is located across the street from the St. Louis County Courts Building and the Lawrence K. Roos Government Building. Visitors may call ahead using this phone number to get the hours of operation for a specific location. The line is staffed 40 hours a week, and callers are always put in touch with a real person who can help answer questions.

The following is a list of floors and the offices present on each. 

  • Street level: Bonding (cashier), inmate visiting
  • 2nd Floor: Prosecuting attorney (public defender)
  • 3rd Floor: Additional courtrooms, justice service administration
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