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The City of St. Louis Sheriff's Department (SLSD) is the principal law enforcement agency for the Circuit Court in City of St. Louis in the U.S. state of Missouri. In addition to providing security services for the courtrooms, they are responsible for issuing gun carry permits and serving court documents.[2] Patrol duties are handled by the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis.

Sheriff's Office - City of St. Louis
Common nameSt. Louis City Sheriff's Office
MottoProfessionalism, Honesty, Integrity, and Courage
Agency overview
Annual budgetUS$$9,776.156 million [FY 2020][1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Map of Missouri highlighting Saint Louis City.svg
Map of Sheriff's Office - City of St. Louis's jurisdiction.
Size66.2 sq mi (171 km2)
Population308,626 (2018)
Legal jurisdictionSt. Louis, Missouri
Governing body22nd Judicial Circuit
General nature
  • Local civilian agency
HeadquartersCivil Courts Building, 10 N Tucker Blvd 8th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101

Agency executive
  • Vernon Betts (D), Sheriff of St Louis
Parent agencyCity of St. Louis
Justice CentersSt Louis City Justice Center, 200 S. Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri
Marked and UnmarkedsFord Transport Vans, Chevrolet Transport Vans, Ford Police Interceptor

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the safety and security of thirty-one divisional courtrooms of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Court and the transportation of prisoners between the Courts and detention facilities.

St. Louis Sheriffs Since 1876Edit

St. Louis Sheriffs
John Finn-1876-1880
Isaac M. Mason-1880–1884
Henry F. Harrington -1884–1888
John H. Pohlman - 1888–1891
Patrick Stead - 1891–1895
Henry Troll - 1895–1897
John H. Pohlman - 1899–1901
Joseph F. Dickmann - 1901–1905
Patrick A. Clarke - 1905–1907
Louis Nolte - 1907–1913
Joseph F. Dickmann - 1913-1917
George P. Weinbrenner-1917-1921
Charles E. Morstadt - 1921–1925
Anton Schuler-1925–1929
George Strodtman- 1929–1933
Thomas R. Madden -1933–1937
James J. Fitzsimmons -1937–1941
Thomas F. Callanan - 1949–1953
Martin L. Tozer-1953–1972
Raymond R. Percich-1972–1977
Benjamin L. Goins-1978
Gordon D. Schweitzer-1979–1989
James W. Murphy-1989–2017
Vernon Betts-2017–Present


  1. ^ "Public Safety: Annual Operating Plan" (PDF). Board of Aldermen. June 29, 2018. p. 3. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sheriff's Office". Retrieved 30 August 2017.