Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

Central County (2nd) Precinct

Also serving the Cities of Hanley Hills, Pasadena Hills, Vinita Terrace and Norwood Court.

Captain Guy Means, Commander [Contact]

Precinct Station
1333 Ashby Road
St. Louis, MO 63132 [Map]
(314) 567-9926

City of Hanley Hills Police Station
7713 Utica Drive 63133 [Map]
(314) 726-4632
[City of Hanley Hills Information]

City of Norwood Court City Hall
7600 Lammert Lane 63121 [Map]
(314) 382-8176
[City of Norwood Court Information]

City of Pasadena Hills Police Station
3915 Roland Boulevard 63121 [Map]
(314) 381-2266
[City of Pasadena Hills Website]

Village of Uplands Park City Hall
6390 Natural Bridge Road 63121 [Map]
(314) 383-1856
[Village of Uplands Park Information]

Village of Vinita Terrace City Hall
8027 Page Avenue 63130 [Map]
(314) 427-4488
[Village of Vinita Terrace Information]

Captain's Message

photo of Captain Means

This time of the year is the most alarming for parents and law enforcement officers. With spring and summer approaching quickly as well as prom, graduation, college students arriving home for summer and with teens in general gearing up for summer excitement, inevitably some young adults turn to alcohol in the quest for celebration.
     As we prepare for celebration of the summer season and the life changing events of graduation and transition from teens to adults, parents should remind their children of the dangers of drinking and driving and riding in a car with someone who has been drinking. Additionally, no parent should serve alcohol to any minor or allow alcohol to be served in their home or elsewhere,
Remember,  no young adult is immune to the kindly worded admonition, “ NEVER Drink and Drive and ALWAYS wear your seatbelt.”

Please be safe and enjoy your spring and summer season.

Central County Precinct Goals

  • Provide the public with reasonable and efficient access to public services.
  • Be responsive to calls and identified needs for police services within the precinct 24 hours a day.
  • Allocate personnel to obtain maximum utilization of its human resources to meet identified needs.
  • Provide staff services for the traditional line functions of the police.
  • Maintain a proactive approach toward crime and disorder.
  • Identify criminal activity and act to resolve it.
  • Maintain activities to facilitate the orderly flow of people and vehicles within the community.
  • Maintain positive interaction with the public and a high degree of visibility within the community.

Join our N.E.W.S alert

Neighborhood Email Warning System



You ask, what is the “N.E.W.S” list? This is the Neighborhood E-mail Warning System.  Anytime there is a serious criminal offense that you or your family needs to be alerted to in your neighborhood or a surrounding neighborhood you will receive an e-mail alert from the central precincts neighborhood policing unit of the St. Louis County Police Department. 

 In addition, you will receive quarterly newsletters updating you regarding the activities in your precinct, such as the citizen police academy, town hall meetings, and the next neighborhood watch meeting locations.

 What we need is your E-mail address, the subdivision you reside in, and your name or an emergency contact number should you choose to provide it.  Your name, E-mail address, and the subdivision where you reside are essential to distributing this important information. 

 Any information you provide will remain private and never be distributed.


Contact your neighborhood policing officers via E-mail to be added to your subdivision’s contact list.  Please contact one of the officers below to join, Its FREE!


        P.O. Phil Accardi at  or call 314-567-9926
        P.O. Janet Nisbet at or call 314-567-9926

Safety Tips!

 Safe for Life

You’ve done your research on keeping your child safe in the car, and on the road. You shopped for the safest car when you started a family. You read up on car seats for kids and figured out which one worked best for you and your family. You even took your car and car seat to a seat-checking station to let an expert check and approve of your handiwork.

But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even kill your child?

We’ve identified six common dangers that even the most careful parents can overlook, and some tips on how to avoid them:



You live by your daily routine and it helps you get things done. Be extra careful, though, if you have to change any part of that routine. This is more likely to happen when you, your spouse/partner, or caregiver who helps with your children, forgets that your child is in the back seat.

Disaster Happens Quickly

At other times, you are on your way home and realize you need to stop in at the store and pick up one or two things for dinner. So, you leave your child unattended, thinking, "I'll just run into the store for a minute," which is illegal in many States. Even cool temperatures in the 60s can cause the temperature to rise well above 110 degrees Fahrenheit inside your car. The inside temperature can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes.





A back over incident typically occurs when a car coming out of a driveway
or parking space backs over a child.



 Power Windows

Power Windows

Children can hurt themselves with power windows. Many kids are injured when a window closes on their finger, wrist, or hand. Some kids have been strangled by power windows.

Prevention Tips




Prevention Tips;

  • Never leave your children alone in a vehicle for any reason.
  • Teach your children not to play with window switches.
  • Teach your children not to stand on passenger door arm rests.
  • Properly restrain your children in car seats or seat belts to prevent them from     accidentally activating power windows and sunroofs.
  • Look and make sure your kids' hands, feet, and head, are clear of windows before raising the windows.
  • Never leave the key in the ignition or in the "on" or "accessory" position when you walk away from your car.
  • If available, activate the power window lock switch so that your children cannot play with the windows.


     What You Need To Know, Now.

  • All new vehicles will have "pull to close" switches, which require you to pull up on them to close the window. Older vehicles may have window switches that a child can accidentally step or put weight on, easily causing a window to close.


  • Some vehicles have power windows that automatically reverse when an object (such as your child's arm or neck) is in the path of a closing window. Check both the individual vehicle rating pages on and your owner's manual to see if a vehicle is equipped with this safety technology.



    Seat Belt


    Seat Belt Entanglement

     When is a child ready for the adult seat belt? The decision point for transitioning your child out of a booster seat and into a seat belt usually comes when the child is between 8 to 12 years old: Keep your children in booster seats until they outgrow the size limits of the booster seats or are big enough to fit properly in seat belts.


     Fitting child correctly in a seat belt:

    For a child to properly fit a seat belt, your child ;

    • Be tall enough to sit without slouching
    • Be able to keep his or her back against the vehicle seat
    • Be able to keep his or her knees naturally bent over the seats edge 
    • Be able to keep his or her feet flat on the floor



  • The lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach
  • The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest, and not cross the neck or face
  • Never let a child put the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the backs, because it could cause severe injuries in a crash
  • Keep your child in the back seat because it is safer there


    Passenger Van Safety

    Passenger vans handle very differently from smaller passenger vehicles because they are typically longer, higher, and wider. They require additional reliance on the side mirrors for changing lanes, more space, additional braking distances, and have a higher risk of crashes and rollovers if not properly driven and maintained. These vans are often used by various groups and organizations


    What’s the Concern - Higher Rate of Rollover

    NHTSA research shows there’s a greater risk of rollover due to:

    • Inexperienced drivers
    • Improperly sized and/or inflated tires
    • Incorrectly loaded cargo and passengers that affect center of gravity


     Reminder To All Drivers.

    1.  Driver should be well trained and experienced.
    2.  Rest well. Fatigue can affect driving and response time.
    3.  Inspect the vehicle before every trip, especially the tires.
    4.  Vehicle weight should never exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
    5.  Ensure all passengers are buckled up and side mirrors adjusted.
    6.  Replace old tires. Check the vehicle owner’s manual for correct size.
    7.  Safety is First.



    Teen Drivers Ed


    Teenage drivers are twice as likely as adult drivers to be in a fatal crash. Despite a significant decline in driver fatalities of 15- to 20-year-olds between 2001 and 2010, young drivers – particularly 16- to 17-year-olds – are significantly over-represented in fatal crashes.


    Our research tells us that immaturity and inexperience are primary factors contributing to these deadly crashes. Both lead to high-risk behavior behind the wheel: driving at nighttime, driving after drinking any amount of alcohol, and driving distracted by teenage passengers and electronic devices.


    To address these problems, all States and the District of Columbia have enacted graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to give young drivers more time to learn the complex skills required to operate a vehicle under less risky circumstances.

    While driver education classes can teach road rules and safe driving practices, they’re only part of a GDL program designed to ease teens onto the roadway by controlling their exposure to progressively more difficult driving experiences.


    GDL laws vary from State to State, but all GDL programs consist of three stages, identified by the type of license, provisions, and restrictions. Novice drivers 15 to 18 years old must demonstrate responsible driving behavior during each stage of licensing before advancing to the next level.




    Stage 1:
    Learner's Permit
    • Minimum age
    • Minimum duration
    • Required supervised driving hours


    Stage 2:
    Intermediate (Provisional) License
    • Minimum age
    • Nighttime driving restriction
    • Passenger restriction (except for family, unless noted)


    Stage 3:
    Full Licensure
    • Minimum age




    Learner Stage Intermediate Stage Full Privilege
    Min. Age
    (Years/ Months)
    Min. Age
    (Years/ Months)
    Driving Hours
    (Night Hours)
    Min. Age
    (Years/ Months)
    Nighttime Driving Restriction Passenger
    (except family, unless noted)
    15 6 40 (10) 16 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. First 6 mos.–no more than 1 <19; thereafter–no more than 3 <19 18










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    Non-Emergency Reporting / General Information: (314) 889-2341
    TDD: (314) 889-2345

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    For non-emergencies, however, do not call 911. Non-emergency calls to 911 can slow the response time to true emergencies. The number to call for non-emergencies is (314) 889-2341.

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