Tag: Law enforcement

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police endorses Roorda in Jefferson County’s county executive race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state representative Jeff Roorda is now able to put the first notch on his belt in his mission to become the next county executive for Jefferson County. Last week, Roorda received his first endorsement in the race, which came from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police. The organization, with more than 7,000 members statewide, endorsed him at their trustees’ meeting. Roorda currently serves as the business manager for the St. […]

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: 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, […]

Missouri to host Veterans Week Kick Off in November

The state of Missouri will hold an event in November that will honor all veterans, law enforcement, and emergency personnel at the state’s capitol. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, the state of Missouri will host Veterans Week Kickoff work that features the 135th Army Band, the Monticello Singers, and displays by the Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol to recognize the public service of local heroes. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson said […]

Clayton PD prepared, should protests come to the city

A majority of the protests regarding the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has been peaceful but after Saturday’s destruction of property in University City the Clayton Police Department is preparing for anything. During the demonstrations in University City, some protesters broke windows of businesses like Starbucks, Three Dog Bakery, Loop Living Furniture, and Iron Age Tattoo. Additionally, on the previous night, protesters reached St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate Greitens told voters that if he were governor, he would have established a command presence in Ferguson and achieved “peace by the second night.” The […]

Pro-life group contests Bubble Zone laws in Chicago

By Michael Layer CHICAGO, Ill. – The pro-life movement is seeking to dismantle protections for people seeking abortions by challenging the constitutionality of Buffer and Bubble Zone Laws. These laws specify that within a determined radius of a health care facility, protesters cannot be within 8 feet of individuals seeking abortions. On Monday, the Thomas More Society filed in the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court in Veronica Price v. The […]

Driver in Florissant flees police, causes fatal crash

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on July 28, 2017, officers from the St. Louis County Police Department North County Precinct responded to the area of New Halls Ferry and Netherton for a report of a vehicle accident, according to St. Louis County Police. Upon arrival, officers located an accident involving two passenger vehicles. The striking vehicle was traveling southbound on New Halls Ferry when it struck a vehicle attempting to make a left turn onto Sugar […]