The morale is low because STLPD is a mess. The mayor and previous mayors, along with Chief Hayden and previous chiefs have not cleaned house and are not holding officers accountable in cases of police brutality which created anti-police/anti-law enforcement sentiment that is growing and increases with every case of racial profiling and officer involved shootings...

Morale of St. Louis officers 'being drained' in challenging time for police, chief says

"It's just extremely demanding," Chief John Hayden said Tuesday. "More demanding than I've seen as a St. Louis police officer in 33½ years."