Police Community Engagement Board

The Police Community Engagement Board was created to advise the police department and reflect the values and priorities of Webster Groves.

Our aspiration is to create a community where racial equity, diversity and inclusion are lived values with the goal of dismantling historical inequities in policing and building a community that feels safe to everyone.

Mindful that communication is 2-way and that listening and reflecting are critically important, our primary goal is hearing input from community members and understanding their concerns.
 The board will facilitate collaboration and outreach between the Board, the city's police department, and the Webster Groves community. 

  • Obtain community perspective on police policies, programs and practices
  • Encourage community engagement in fostering safe communities
  • Facilitate police department transparency and accountability

See the full ordinance.


The PCEB has nine members, with no fewer than 6 residents, as well as an:

  • Owner of a business in Webster Groves
  • Webster Groves school district representative
  • Webster University representative
  • Doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, or another specialist in mental health

In addition, PCEB has non-voting members:

  • Youth liaison: a junior or senior high school student who resides in Webster Groves 
  • City Council liaison
  • Chief of police (or designee) ex-officio member

The members are: 

  • John Buck (Webster University
  • Paul Detrick (Business Owner)
  • Centron Fielder (Resident)
  • Dr. Scott Groesch (Doctor)
  • Katy Friedman Miller (Resident)
  • Lexie O’Brien (Resident)
  • Kevin Sombart (Resident)
  • Dr. Tina Clark-Scott (School District Rep.)
  • Sloane Carfield (Youth Liaison)
  • Emerson Smith (Council Liaison)
  • Dale Curtis, Police Chief (Staff Liaison)

Contact Us

Send questions or comments to the Board via the Staff Liaison, Police Chief Dale Curtis. Email Chief Curtis

Public Records Request

Public records can be requested through our online form

Agendas and Minutes

View Police Community Engagement Board agendas and minutes.

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Commission Statements and Community Outreach

Statement of Condemnation on Use of Force

The Commission supports the City Council's September 8 statement. Read statement