The fundamental duty of the Police Officer is to serve mankind through diligent, professional enforcement of the law. It shall be the mission of the St. Louis Police Department to provide the highest standard in law enforcement to the citizens of our community.
The St. Louis Police Department provides 24-hour police coverage to the City of Louis and operates under the direction of Chief Richard Ramereiz Jr. The department consists of one Sergeant, 6 full-time patrol officers, a police clerk, code enforcement, a building inspector, and a crossing guard.
Normal business hours are Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. Calls for service are dispatched by the Gratiot County Central Dispatch. The 24-hour non-emergency number for all police, fire, and medical services is (989) 875-7505.
Obtain a Police Report
Police reports can be obtained in person at the St. Louis Police Department. Police reports are $5.00 per report. The St. Louis Police Department will only accept cash. Police Reports are typically available 2 days after the report has been filed except for incidents that occurred over the weekend and holidays. Reports for incidents that occurred on a weekend or a holiday will be ready 2-3 days after the incident was reported.
Free Gun Locks
Residents of the City of St. Louis can obtain free gun locks from the St. Louis Police Department. This program is made possible by Project ChildSafe. The goal of Project ChildSafe is to raise awareness of firearm safety and the responsible storage of weapons.
Pistol Purchase Permits
A pistol purchase permit is required by law to purchase a pistol in the State of Michigan. Purchase permits may be obtained free of charge at the St. Louis Police Department if the following criteria are met:
- Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis
- Must apply in person
- Must pass a criminal background check
If you live within the City of St. Louis, the “registry copy” of the purchase permit must be returned to the St. Louis Police Department after the purchase has been made to complete the registry requirements.
On May 21, 2013 the City Council approved Ordinance B-224 Amending Section 62-126 of the City Code Relative to the Operation of Off Road Vehicles (ORV) to allow ORV's to be operated on City Streets designated in the above Ordinance from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Recreational Fire Pits
Recreational Fire Pits – Recreational Fire Pits are permitted within the City of St. Louis only with prior approval of the police department. The burning of brush, yard waste, trash, or construction materials is not allowed in a recreational fire pit. The fire pit can be a permanent structure or a portable type. If your recreational fire pit meets the following criteria, contact the St. Louis Police Department during business hours at (989) 681-5285 to arrange for an inspection.
- Any recreational fire shall be confined to a fire pit, ring, or other wood-burning devices which shall be located not less than 20 feet from any dwelling, building, public or private utility pole, or any other combustible structure (ex. wood fencing).
- No fire pit, fire ring, or other wood-burning device or location shall be greater than 30 inches in diameter.
- A fire prevention or management device, such as a charged garden hose or fire extinguisher, shall be immediately available during the entire time that a recreational fire is burning.
- Flame height shall not exceed 36 inches above the bottom of any fire pit or other device, or ground level, whichever is lower.
- No recreational fire shall be permitted during severe weather conditions, such as high wind, or very dry conditions.
- No recreational fire shall be permitted which produces smoke, which drifts onto adjacent property.
- Every recreational fire shall be completely extinguished.
- No recreational fire shall be permitted unless an owner or occupant, of at least 21 years of age, of the premises upon which the fire is kindled, shall be present at all times.
House Check Program
The St. Louis Police Department provides property checks while residents are vacationing.
If you would like the Police Department to check your property while you are away, we ask that you complete and submit a Request for Property Check form. This form provides us with pertinent information such as who will be checking in on your property, what lights will be on, and key holder information, as well as other useful information. The officers will take this sheet with them on patrol to refer to while checking your property and will note dates and times when it is checked.
Key Holder List for Businesses
The St. Louis Police Department maintains a list of “key holders” for businesses located within the City of St. Louis.
This list is utilized to contact an owner, employee, or agent of a local business in the event of an emergency or other type of situation found or reported after normal business hours. If we have no keyholder information, we will not be able to notify the owner or employee of an emergency, damage, or another type of situation that would require your attention. This could result in further damage or loss of property.
Please complete and submit this form to the St. Louis Police Department.