General Info


History:

The present site of the City of Eureka, Missouri, had already been a settlement for many years when, in 1853, a railroad engineer found a valley through the hill country and a construction site was set up on the site.  The Missouri and Pacific Railroad surveyor used the name “Eureka”, in the same manner as the early Greeks used the exclamation upon finding a precious gem.

Eureka was formally incorporated on April 7, 1954.  In 1958, the City established the Police Department and enacted ordinances which allowed for an elected City Marshal.  On June 1, 1958, Charles Branson was elected the first City Marshal/Chief of Police, a position he held until retiring in April, 1985 (27 years).  Robert Maness, Asst. Chief of Police since 1966, was elected the new City Marshal/Chief of Police.  On his retirement in 1987, the current Chief of Police, Michael Wiegand was elected to the City Marshal position.

The total patrol area now covers 9.35 square miles including the Six Flags St. Louis theme park.  Over it’s nearly 40 year history, the department has grown to include it’s own jail, as well as Canine, Tactical, Bicycle Patrol, Motorcycle Patrol and Detective units.  Originally served completely by the county, the  Eureka Police Department now contracts for only communications services.

Mission Statement:

The people of the community are the only reason we are here.

Therefore, we are committed to a PARTNERSHIP with the COMMUNITY for the purpose of delivering QUALITY POLICE SERVICE.

We will demonstrate our commitment to excellence through:

Leadership…by empowering all department employees and citizens to work together to solve community problems and by granting all employees the authority and discretion to act for the betterment of the community.

Ethics…by building trust with our community and within our own department, ensuring honesty and integrity in our decision making process.

Attitude…by respecting individual rights and showing compassion, fairness and understanding in everything we do.

Development…by continuous evolution through training, education and communication to meet ever changing challenges.

Service…by responding to citizen needs, solving community problems and providing effective enforcement of the law.

How do I obtain a record check?

Because the Eureka Police Department is only allowed to release information about arrests or conviction on cases originating in Eureka, you must request area wide record checks from the St. Louis County Police Department by appearing in person at 7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO.

Statistical Data for the Year 2016 & 2015   
Actual Reports Written
INCIDENT BY TYPEJan.-June 2015Jan.-Jun 2016
HOMICIDE, MURDER AND NONNEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER00
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE, RAPE BY FORCE00
ROBBERY, FIREARM10
ROBBERY, STRONGARM00
ROBBERY, KNIFE/CUTTING INSTRUMENT00
ROBBERY, OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON00
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED, FIREARM01
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED, KNIFE/CUTTING INSTRUMENT01
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED, OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON00
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED, HANDS/FEET/FISTS31
ASSAULT, INTIMIDATION22
ASSAULT, SIMPLE/OTHER1512
BURGLARY612
LARCENY $200 AND OVER4445
LARCENY $50 TO $1992823
LARCENY UNDER $503523
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT51
BAD CHECKS44
*FRAUD, CREDIT CARD/AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE115
*FRAUD, FALSE PRETENSES/SWINDLE/CONFIDENCE GAME133
*FRAUD, IMPERSONATION1277
*FRAUD, WIRE20
EMBEZZLEMENT10
STOLEN PROPERTY OFFENSES11
DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY1718
WEAPON LAW VIOLATIONS30
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE, FONDLING11
SEX OFFENSES, NONFORCIBLE, STATUTORY RAPE00
SEX OFFENSES, OTHER13
DRUG/NARCOTIC VIOLATIONS1920
FAMILY OFFENSES, NONVIOLENT21
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE1411
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS41
DISORDERLY CONDUCT00
FORGERY01
COUNTERFEITING40
MISC OFFENSES NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED69
RUNAWAY33
MISSING PERSON20
TRESPASSING210
VEHICLE NOT STOLEN LOCALLY/RECOVERED LOCALLY10
FAILURE TO APPEAR470
SUICIDE13
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE74

*The City of Eureka is one of the many cities who are experiencing a crime wave of tax return fraud.  Eureka has taken more than 120 reports of federal income tax return fraud reports since January 1, 2015. 

Also there is a report on the St. Louis Post Dispatch that was done on Chesterfield.  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/chesterfield-hit-hard-by-tax-return-fraud-police-say/article_de358a96-004e-55b5-89cc-a535da0039b2.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-st-louis-irs-worker-filed-fraudulent-tax-returns/article_f0b46f5c-15fb-57e8-85c8-c8f6e46b50c2.html

The department offers programs such as D.A.R.E., and provides a School Resource Officer to Eureka High School.  Neighborhood Watch, Vacation Watch and Emergency Management programs continue to make our community a safer place to live.

120 City Hall Drive, Eureka, Missouri 63025
(636) 938-6600,  Fax (636) 938-6602
For Emergencies, Call 911