The Police Department
Chief Jeff Taylor
It is the Mission of the Troy Police Department to provide quality public service based on high ethical and professional standards. This mission is to be attained through a sincere commitment to public service. It includes preserving the peace and order of the City through conflict management and enforcement of criminal laws and quasi-criminal laws by officers who are committed to the rule of law and have a unique authority to investigate, arrest, search, seize, and use reasonable and necessary force. It includes being both responsive and responsible to the public we serve. Our mission is public service and we are proud of it.
Currently, the Troy Police Department serves an estimated population of approximately 12,456 residents. Troy is the center of business and economic activity in Lincoln County and on any given day has in excess of 20,000 people in the City during normal business hours, including residents and visitors to the city. The department provides 24-hour police protection with a paid working dispatch service from central dispatch of Lincoln County.
The Department boasts a Patrol Division, which handles all initial calls for service, they conduct preliminary investigations, effect arrests where needed and document incidents through official police reports. K-9 officers assigned to the Patrol Division are specifically trained in narcotics detection, suspect tracking-apprehension, article search, and handler protection services. The Patrol Division also conducts traffic enforcement activities, including hazardous moving speed and seatbelt enforcement grants, and driving while impaired saturation patrol grants to ensure a safe, secure environment for citizens and visitors to the City. The Detective Bureau handles all follow up investigations and has detectives assigned who assist the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis.
The organization is currently a 23-man department with three civilian employees. In an effort to stay updated on training and certifications, the department is a membership agency with the Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy. In addition, we have Missouri POST certified continuing education law enforcement training instructors on staff, who in addition to regular patrol duties also teach all facets of de-escalation strategies, defensive tactics, firearms safety and use, Taser, Oleoresin Capsicum, and ASP baton tactics to ensure officers are trained for both high and low-intensity type situations.
The Department also provides valuable community services by giving demonstrations and educational presentations to members of the community. Some of these presentations include topics such as drug use, abuse and stranger danger with McGruff the Crime Dog. K-9 demonstrations, workplace violence awareness-response, mass shooting response, situational awareness training, and basic first-cardio pulmonary resuscitation certifications are some presentations provided.
The Department also has various community-oriented programs developed for citizen interactions which include Troy Police Explorer Post 9223 and a Citizens Police Academy.
To contact the department, call (636) 528-4725 during normal business hours, or in emergency situations, dial 911.