Tag: Jefferson City Police Department

Fire crews called to Senate for ‘suspicious package’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Senate is back in session after being on lockdown Thursday morning, with members of the Jefferson City Police Department arriving on scene due to what has been described as a “suspicious package.” According to a statement from the Missouri Senate leadership, an unknown substance was delivered in an envelope to a senator’s office on Wednesday, April 18. “The envelope with the substance then came in contact with several staff […]

House Budget chair says Governor does have ‘some statutory authority’ regarding metal detectors, but using new officers would be a problem

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The controversy around the metal detectors at the Missouri State Capitol has been ongoing for nearly one year now, and the one thing that seems to be certain about the situation is this: the metal detectors are not leaving. Lawmakers have for months questioned the manning of the metal detectors, noting that the budget passed during the last legislative session approved the addition of five new officers for the Capitol Police. […]