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The Ethical Society of Police - Genesis (E.S.O.P.) seeks input from our members about the next Chief of SLMPD. The short survey is anonymous, and you'll only be allowed to take the survey once. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. 

Link to survey: 

Chief of SLMPD Survey

Heather Taylor, President of the ESOP

Comprehensive Evaluation of SLMPD

Our Recruitment Program

The purpose of the ESOP Recuritment Program is to recruit, prepare and to mentor perspective recruits for sustained careers in law enforcement. To learn more please watch the ESOP Recruitment video.


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About Us

The Ethical Society of Police was founded by several African American Officers in 1972 who were facing racism within the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. These brave Officers also founded the ESOP to bridge the gap in communication between the community and SLMPD. The ESOP strives to be the voice of equality within SLMPD.

Our Mission

The mission of the Ethical Society of Police, (ESOP), is to bridge the gap in communication between the Police Department and our community. We are the seekers of justice within our Department and for our community. We are the voice of the voiceless and the conscience of our Police Department. 

Our Goals

  • Improve the relationship between the community and the police department.
  • Improve the professional status for minority civilians and police officers; individually and collectively.
  • Employ more minorities with law enforcement agencies.
  • Develop policies and programs to reduce crime.
  • Maintain a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement.

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ESOP Genesis President's Vision Statement

President PhotoWelcome to the Ethical Society of Police, Genesis. The Board of the E.S.O.P. added 'Genesis' to the name of the E.S.O.P. to signify change. It's a new beginning for us and our membership. The E.S.O.P. is comprised of both Civilian and Commissioned Employees with the City of St. Louis. The E.S.O.P. is community driven. We seek equality within our community and Police Department. You can often find our members serving our community in some manner. It's simply, what we do. What we love. We hope you will enjoy visiting our webpage and seek us out for real police/community related discussions and solutions. We truly embody the spirit of our Police Department's core values: Service, Integrity, Leadership and Fair Treatment to All. Many blessings, and thanks for stopping by!


Sgt. Heather Taylor
President of the E.S.O.P.

Core Values

Fairness - Integrity - Education -
Respect - Community - Equality

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Ethical Society of Police
4901 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Mo. 63108

"Unity & Cooperation"

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