When placing calls for service in the parks (THE PARK, not the neighborhood), please use the following addresses:
Benton Park - 3100 S. Jefferson Avenue
Gravois Park - 3200 Potomac Street.
View our Safe Spot blog posts for more safety tips!
Benton Park West takes crime and safety very seriously and actively participates in the City's citizen-led Neighborhood Ownership Model program which includes 3rd District (3D) Community Outreach Meetings and C.O.P.
3D Police Partnership Community Outreach Meetings
Community Outreach Meetings are held every three months (March, June, September, and December) on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the 5 Star Senior Center located at 2832 Arsenal.
Citizen's On Patrol (COP)
If you feel motivated to driving around 1-2 times a month looking for out streetlights, overflowing trash dumpsters, overgrown grass, and reporting any suspicious behavior, consider volunteering. For more information on COP visit the Third District Police Partnerships site .
Nextdoor is the private social network; your address must by verified to join. It's a safe and easy way to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world by communicating about safety issues and getting to know your neighbors.
Turn on front and back porch lights at night
Don't leave valuables in your car
Be aware of your surroundings and try not to walk alone at night
Keep front and back door locked and closed while working in the basement, garage or backyard
Do not leave garage doors open/unlocked
Pay attention to neighbors' homes/garages
Pick up your newspaper (or your neighbor's if they are on vacation)
Call 911 and report any suspicious activity
The Police, NSO, and Alderman share safety information, reports, and statistics at our Neighborhood Association Meetings. After the meeting, residents are encouraged to privately share issues, complaints, tips, etc with them.
Contact the Citizens Service Bureau by calling 314-622-4800.
Neighborhood Stabilization Officers
Ward 9: Barb Potts, NSO, (w) 314-613-3083, (c) 314-397-1091
Ward 20: Mark Minden, (w) 314-657-1354
Emergency/Drug Activity: 911
Problem Property Officer: 314-622-3600
Drug/Gang Hotline: 314-241-COPS
Police Chief: Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr.
Police Major: Caruso, 314-444-2585
3rd District (3D) Police Captain: Joseph Morici, 314-444-2597
3D Community Outreach Officer: Jazmon Garrett, 314-444-2564
3D Nuisance Officers:
PO Daphne Allen, 314-444-2563
PO Erin Hine, 314-444-2564
PO Samantha Edwards, 314-444-2572
Animal Abuse Hotline: 314-647-4400
Child Abuse Hotline (Division of Family Services): 1-800-392-3738
St. Louis Crisis Nursery Hotline: 314-768-3201
Parental Stress Help Line: 1-800-367-3543
Parents Anonymous: 647-HELP or 1-866-492-0843
Alley Lights Out (Ameren UE): 314-342-1000
Street Lights Out (CSB): 314-622-4800
Water Issues/Report an Open Hydrant: 314-771-4880
Illegal Dumping: 911, then call Citizen Service Bureau: 314-622-4800