Message From the Chief of Police

On behalf of the amazing men & women of the St. Cloud Police Department, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. The city of St. Cloud, also known as “Soldier City,” is ranked as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. As Chief of Police, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated sworn and civilian staff to provide professional police services to over 60,000 residents and countless visitors with courage, compassion & integrity. In 2022, the St. Cloud Police Department responded to 100,714 calls for service. 

The St. Cloud Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency and recognized by the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Our Communications Center holds a prestigious triple accreditation, one of only thirteen Communication Centers in the country. In addition to these prominent standards, we are proud to be a progressive agency that subscribes to the six pillars of 21st Century Policing. Through Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight Development, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Training and education, and Officer Wellness and Safety, our agency maintains the highest levels of professionalism our community expects and deserves.

We are honored to work with our community and our law enforcement partners to employ proactive problem-solving strategies to address social and criminal issues affecting our community. The goal of the St. Cloud Police Department is to inform the citizens of the City of St. Cloud & our visitors of available resources & services provided by our department. We are constantly working to make this website more user-friendly & to keep the information provided as current as possible. I invite you to partner with us in our effort to develop strong ties with our residents to prevent crime and keep St. Cloud a safe and enjoyable community.

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Douglas A. Goerke
Chief of Police

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