The Office of the City Administrator manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The City Administrator, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, oversees five departments — Public Works, Finance, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and Police. The Administrator, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, is a full-time employee. Mark M. Levin has been City Administrator since the City’s incorporation in 1985.
Maryland Heights Police Department ensures the safety of residents. The Police Department utilizes the latest in technology for all its operations, and offers a variety of programs and services for residents — including a Neighborhood Watch program, DARE, Vacation Watch and Block Home/McGruff Home program.
The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District provides many services in addition to fire and emergency medical response — including education in CPR, fire safety and accident prevention. Child car seat installation is available as well. The department is presently developing a Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the citizens and businesses within the Fire District.