Tag: Police

8-year-old shot in North County, STL County PD investigating

St. Louis County Police responded to a shooting in North County on Wednesday that involved an 8-year-old victim. The St. Louis County Police Department from the North County Precinct responded to the 10400 block of Count Drive for a shooting, which also activated a nearby Shotspotter, a gunfire detection system. According to police, when they arrived they located an 8-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was transported to a local […]

Local officials honor the first female officer in St. Louis County

Local County officials honored the first St. Louis County female police officer this month with an official County holiday which celebrated her 22-year career with the department. On the 60th Anniversary of her first day, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger deemed Dec. 21, 2017 as Police Officer Winona “Jean” Schrieber Day. Schrieber’s dreams of becoming a police officer first got its start while she was living […]

St. Louis County Council expected to vote on more FY2018 budget items

More budget items are expected to be heard at the last St. Louis County Council meeting of 2017. The Council on Tuesday will attempt to pass multiple pieces of legislation that deal with the FY2018 budget for St. Louis County. Some of these bills focus on adopting a budget for the general fund, special road and bridge fund, and health fund to name a few. In addition to budget legislation, Councilman Sam Page has a […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: St Louis County Police Association reacts to McCulloch decision

“The brave men and women of the St Louis County Police Association are saddened and deeply disappointed by Mr. McCulloch’s decision not to seek the death penalty. Police Officer Blake Snyder represented the very best our society has to offer and he was murdered in the line of duty by a coward who represented the very worst. While we share the same thoughts as Elizabeth, Mr. McCulloch is the longest tenured prosecutor in the State […]

Guest Column: Boosting The Image Of Police, One Department At A Time

I recently had the privilege of a ride-along with my city’s Police Chief – Kevin Scott. It was a great experience to learn about the department and the direction of our community. I want to share what I learned about the police department because I think it’s pretty special, and to critics of police policies and tactics it offers hope for the future. I did not have police officers in my family, and have only […]

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. […]

St. Louis County Council moves STL County Police pay raise initiative to final passage

An ordinance that would give St. Louis Police Department personnel a pay raise was approved Tuesday night and will now move along to final passage at the St. Louis County Council. The St. Louis County Council moved the 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. The initiative, originally introduced by County Executive Steve Stenger along with […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Executive Signs Proposition P Accountability Ordinance into Law

Clayton, MO – (October 17, 2017) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed into law a bill mandating funds generated by Proposition P will be dedicated ONLY to police and public safety, with the funds monitored in an open and transparent manner. The St. Louis County Council passed the bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder, on October 3rd. “Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of public trust in government,” County Executive Stenger said. […]

Castle Point neighborhood in STL County awarded $1 million to use for community police outreach

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced on Tuesday that the County has been awarded a $1 million grant for the Castle Point neighborhood that will be used to focus on cooperation between police and the community. The Castle Point neighborhood which is located in St. Louis County has been awarded the grant by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The three-year grant will focus on innovative strategies promoting partnerships between the area’s police and […]