Law Enforcement

The De Soto Police Department works hard to provide the highest level of service to the citizens that we serve. Our officers work hard to maintain a high level of professionalism and compassion to each citizen we encounter.  The officers that work for our agency receive continuous training on various topics including but not limited to, Crisis Intervention, Interview and Interrogation, Firearms, Defensive driving and tactical training’s to name a few.  Our agency participates in the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group and Jefferson County S.E.R.T team and is active in the Greater St Louis Major Case Squad.

Our agency offers; Vacation Checks, public speaking, Station tours and numerous other public relation opportunities.  We will also work with our neighborhoods to start neighbor watch programs in your area. Our newest addition, Safety Pup was added to our Department in 2016 and we are happy to organize with the community for appearances at your community event or school function. To request additional information regarding Community Events etc, please follow this link; Request Information.


In cooperation with The National Shooting Sports Foundation our Department has available gunlocks through the project childsafe program.  They are available in the lobby of City Hall and are free of charge thanks to this program.  Feel free to visit to learn more about this great program by clicking here

The Mission of the De Soto Police Department is clear,

” Enhance the quality of life in the City of De Soto, by providing a proactive and professional level of police service, ensuring safety through commitment, integrity and trust:  Treating all persons with fairness, respect and dignity; managing resources effectively, and by maintaining a partnership with the community to meet current and future needs”.

If you have questions or concerns they can be addressed to

Jeff McCreary
Chief of Police