Shrewsbury Police Department


A Message From Chief Lisa Vargas
On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Shrewsbury Police Department, I welcome you to our website.  It is my distinct honor to represent the dedicated members of your Shrewsbury Police Department.  Please browse our website and learn more about our agency and its members and find out how we can be of service to you.

The Shrewsbury Police Department strives to make Shrewsbury a wonderful place to live, work and play.  We are driven by the department’s Core Values:

  The members of the Shrewsbury Police Department have the courage to be held accountable for the actions of our community, our fellow employees, and ourselves.  We have the courage to hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards of behavior and performance. We have the courage to risk our lives to help and protect others who are in danger.

We are proud that we strive to do the right thing in all situations, even when we are not being observed.  We demonstrate our pride through our professional conduct and appearance.

 We are dedicated to protecting and fostering the Constitutional rights of all people. We are confident in our integrity and act responsibly at all times. We are committed to public service and we are innovative, creative problem-solvers.
Below you will also find our department’s Vision and Mission Statements.

The members of the Shrewsbury Police Department are committed to excellence in leadership and to providing progressive, proactive services in a professional, efficient and effective manner. The department seeks to involve the community as a partner in developing a comprehensive strategy to resolve public safety issues and to enhance the quality of life within the City of Shrewsbury.

We, the Shrewsbury Police Department, exist to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion.

We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances and; the safeguarding of Constitutional guarantees.

With customer service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to investigate problems and incidents, seeking solutions, and fostering a sense of security in neighborhoods and individuals. It is our goal to develop a partnership with all members of our community.

We build and maintain public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. To fulfill its mission, the Shrewsbury Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and to the development of its members through effective training and leadership.

These guiding principles are of the utmost importance to me and to our employees. It is incumbent on us to provide our citizens with the most professional law enforcement services available.  We dedicate ourselves daily to build ongoing relationships of trust and support with our citizens, and to create a sense of community and security for those who live, work, play, or travel within our community. We want to work together with our residents to improve and preserve the quality of life in Shrewsbury.

Rest assured that your Shrewsbury officers are here when you need us.

I hope you find our website to be helpful and informative. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, compliments or suggestions, you can contact me at, (314) 647-5656 Ext 117.

Chief Lisa Vargas

Shrewsbury Police Department Organizational Chart