Colonel Jon M. Belmar, Chief of Police, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, and the St. Louis County Police Department will be unveiling a new unit, the Special Response Unit. A press conference and meet and greet will occur on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The event will begin at 10:30 AM at 23 N Oaks Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri 63121.
The Special Response Unit (SRU) will initially be comprised of 16 officers and operate under the Division of Special Operations. The Unit will be a versatile collection of law enforcement professionals that are highly trained and capable of addressing a variety of challenges. The Unit will also feature two-officer cars, place a significant emphasis on community policing, and be deployed throughout St. Louis County as needed.
The Special Response Unit has been made possible by the passage of Proposition P.