Community Services

Vacation Watch
When you are going to leave your home for 2 or more days, call our vacation watch line at 314-849-7867. You will be asked a few questions; we will then place your home on our vacation watch list. We will be asking for an emergency contact just in case we need to inform you of any occurrences. Sunset Hills patrol officers will check your house daily.

Police Facility Tours
Various schools, scouting, and church groups have toured our new police facility. Our officers also respond to schools and businesses to give talks of interest to miscellaneous groups. If you are interested in touring the station or having an officer talk to your group, please call and ask to schedule a tour.

Fingerprint Cards
The department is available for citizens needing to have fingerprint cards completed. Our department can offer only partial criminal history record checks. A complete record check has to be obtained at the St. Louis County Police Department located at:
7900 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63127


Victim Assistance
  The links below may assist crime victims in locating sources of victim compensation or offender jail release information.
  St. Louis County Victim's Assistance:
  http://www.stlouiscopa.com/Divisions.aspx?ID=155
  Missouri Crime Victim's Information:
  http://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/cvsu/movans.php  
  Homeland Security Investigations(HSI)/Victim Notification Program:

Internet Exchange Location

     Whether you are in the market to buy, sell, or trade, chances are you will turn to the internet for help.  This growing trend is evident with the increasing amount of websites that facilitate these transactions. Craiglist and Facebook are two of the more popular sites available. These sites encourage buyers and sellers to meet locally to avoid the hassle and time restraints of using the mail.  While the vast majority of users are honest and safe, there is a chance that you could encounter someone with ill intentions.  When using these sites, there are certain precautions that you should take to avoid being scammed or harmed in any way.

     The Sunset Hills Police Department is also happy to provide you with a couple of safe zone options for these transactions. You are welcome to use our front parking lot(3905 S. Lindbergh). Also, feel free to use the lobby of the Police Department. If the doors are locked, you can ring the doorbell and someone will let you in, regardless of the time.

     If you choose not to use the Internet Exchange Location, please keep the following in mind:

•    Trust your instincts – if something does not feel right, leave.
•    Don’t go alone-criminals do not like to be outnumbered.
•    Insist on meeting in a public place.
•    Do not invite strangers to your house, and do not go to theirs.
•    Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
•    Perform all transactions during daylight hours.
•    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
•    Tell a friend or family member about your intentions.
•    Take your cell phone – we suggest calling a friend and keeping them on the phone while you are meeting the buyer/seller.