Day: October 30, 2017

St. Louis County Auditor releases report that critics call unverifiable

The St. Louis County Auditor released a three-page document regarding police presence on the MetroLink but critics say this report doesn’t show much of anything. St. Louis County Auditor Mark Tucker’s office released an “Investigative Assessment” detailing St. Louis County Police personnel riding various MetroLink trains and conducting their routine duties. According to the St. Louis County Auditor’s office the test was initiated on July 28 and lasted until Aug. 21. St. Louis County Executive […]

Highway Patrol wins award for customer service

By Michael Layer OAK BROOK, Ill. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol won the Customer Convenience Award for Troop as Motor Vehicle Team Exceeding Exceptions by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) at the 2017 Region III Information Exchange, held in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Patrol was praised for their Troop A MVI team that facilitated a greater customer service. Particularly, they created examination projects during state holidays and allowed for off-site investigations. […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens presents Missouri Public Safety medals to responders from across state and civilians who assisted them

On Missouri Public Safety Officers Recognition Day, state honors first responders and civilians with Missouri Medal of Valor and four new awards JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Eric Greitens today presented the Missouri Medal of Valor and four new Department of Public Safety awards to a total of 16 Missouri public safety responders from across the state and two civilians who assisted law enforcement officers in emergency situations during 2016. Gov. Greitens also proclaimed today Missouri […]

St. Louis County Council expected to vote on police pay raise

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday will vote on a bill that would give county police officers a raise and also set aside a portion of funds from Prop P for pensions. Earlier this month the St. Louis County Council moved an ordinance 6-0 to final passage after they passed a substitution bill that requires 15 percent of the Proposition P money to be set aside for pensions. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page […]

Clayton police officers reminisce on experience, impact Guns ‘N Hoses provides

Judging the Guns ‘N Hoses charity boxing match by what you can see with your own eyes, it’s a rip-roaring event punctuated by the occasional crowd roar as police officers and firefighters trade blows. “You’ve got three one-minute rounds to prove yourself, so it’s not a defensive boxing-type of competition. It’s pretty exhausting,” said Mark Smith, a Clayton Police Department lieutenant detective. “You’ve got to stand there and make your point.” But the real action […]

RELEASE: Blake Shelton coming to Scottrade Center in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country superstar Blake Shelton kicked this year off by “Doing It To Country Songs,” and he will jump into 2018 with his fellow “Country Music Freaks” on his just announced headlining tour. Shelton will hit the road alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and very special guest Trace Adkins on February 15 with a stop at the Scottrade Center on Saturday, February 24. “The main thing that I look forward to these days, […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Invites All Veterans, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Personnel to Veterans Week Kickoff on Saturday, November 4

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has extended an invitation to all Missouri veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel to attend a Veterans Week Kickoff event at the Missouri State Capitol on Saturday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will kick off a week of veteran events across Missouri to celebrate America’s veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel. The ceremony will feature performances by the Monticello Singers and displays by the Missouri National […]

RELEASE: Police Athletic League Trip to National Civil Rights Museum

On October 28, 2017, the St. Louis County Police Athletic League (PAL) took 30 students from the St. Louis area to Memphis, Tennessee to the National Civil Rights Museum for their final field trip of the year. Students had a chance to take a walk through history and learn about the civil right era and visit the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. For several of the students, […]