The police department has four platoons of uniformed officers who provide 24 hour continuous patrol. This is the largest and most visible section of the police department. These officers are responsible for the following: first response to calls for service, field reporting, police patrol, vacation checks, business check, traffic enforcement, and accident investigation. These uniformed officers work 12 hour shifts providing general law enforcement services for the City of Bridgeton.
a) Radar Speed Trailers
These portable trailers are set up in various parts of the city. The display shows the speed of approaching vehicle serving as a reminder for motorist to watch their speed.
b) Red Light Camera/Photo Enforcement
Automated enforcement commonly referred to as photo enforcement or red light cameras. The system works by capturing digital images and video of a vehicle violating a traffic signal. The images show the light being red, the vehicle in the intersection, the license plate of the vehicle and an image of the driver. A police officer reviews all of the evidence and determines if a violation occurred. If approved by the officer, the registered owner of the vehicle is sent a violation notice by mail.
For more information on photo enforcement, please contact the Bridgeton Police Department at 314-739-7557
A full time police officer is assigned as the Ordinance Enforcement Officer. This Officer actively addresses quality of life issues such as abandoned vehicles and unsightly premises.
Ordinance Officer Contact 314-739-7557
A full time animal control employee works for the police department patrolling our neighborhoods for animal related issues.
The city also requires pet owners to license obtain a license for their animals. The animal control employee maintains these licenses along with holding an annual rabies clinic.
Animal Control Contact 314-739-7557