St. Louis County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy 

 The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy offers citizens an inside look at local law enforcement through interactive presentations and tours. Join us and learn what your Sheriff’s office does to make St. Louis County a great place to live and work. The Citizens’ Academy is a 7-week course starting March 19, 2024. The majority of classes will take place at the Public Works Building, 7823 Hwy 135 in Virginia with additional sessions held at relevant locations for tours, including the St. Louis County Jail and Emergency Operations Center.

Any St. Louis County resident ages 18 or older may apply. Applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. 



Sheriff Gordon Ramsay oversees a staff of 290 individuals who work in the various agencies or divisions. The Sheriff's Office staff continually strive for new technologies and equipment that place the best tools available in the hands of quality people.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office consists of eight agencies or divisions: Sheriff, Boat and Water Safety, Homeland Security/Emergency Management, Rescue Squad, Law Enforcement Services, Emergency Communications, Radio Maintenance and Jail.

The Sheriff's Agency has five subdivisions: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Civil/Warrants, and Court Security.

The mission of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is to work in partnership with the community, other county departments, and other governmental units to provide enhanced, high quality, and cost-effective public safety services through innovation, leadership, cooperation and the strength of our dedicated people.



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Sheriff Gordon Ramsay was elected in November 2022 and sworn in as Sheriff on January 10, 2023.