Tag: Public Safety

RELEASE: St. Louis County Council misappropriating Proposition P funds

On Tuesday May 9, 2018 six of the seven County Council members violated the public trust and passed a liberal spending bill to give St Louis County Health Department employees salary increases from the funds that were raised from the Public Safety sales tax, commonly known as Prop P. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, who claims to be a Republican, gave the measure a “resounding Yes!” vote.  Trakas has continually voted with liberal Democrats on […]

St. Louis County Issues request for proposal for Police Body Cameras

St. Louis County on Wednesday announced that it issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to equip the county’s police officers and patrol cars with cameras with the funds allocated from Proposition P. Proposition P is a half-cent sales tax that’s expected to generate $80 million a year for public safety. It was passed in April 2017 with sixty-three percent of St. Louis County voters voting in favor of the tax. “The goal of the camera […]

RELEASE: Missouri fire marshal advises changing smoke alarm batteries as clocks ‘spring ahead’ this weekend

Three out of five home fire deaths in the United State occur in properties without working smoke alarms  JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is encouraging Missourians to think about fire safety as they “spring ahead” their clocks this weekend. The twice yearly time changes are excellent reminders to change the batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, clocks move ahead one hour for the beginning […]

Bills concerning public health and public safety introduced at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council heard the introduction of multiple bills on Tuesday night, a majority of which deal with public health and public safety. One such bill, introduced to the County Council by County Executive Steve Stenger requests legislation that would allow Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of Public Health to accept and appropriate a grant as lead partner in the amount of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health to […]

RELEASE: State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

Holiday season greatly increases residential fire risks because of increased indoor cooking, turkey fryers, candles, Christmas trees and other factors   JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires – caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. “The holidays and winter season are peak fire […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Legislation that sheds more light on how STL County spends Prop P funds passes

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that would clear up how Proposition P money would be used. Councilman Mark Harder said the bill is designed to answer St. Louis County resident’s questions on where Prop P is going and to add transparency to the process. “It’s very important from a transparency standpoint. We’ve had many calls and people at our meetings asking how the Prop P money will be spent and we want […]

Fire Prevention Week 2017 focuses on planning

Oct. 8 – 14 awareness campaign emphasizes teaching every member of the family two escape routes from each room of house and participating in home fire drill twice a year  JEFFERSON CITY – In advance of Fire Prevention Week 2017, State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missouri families to plan two escape routes from each room in their home, to teach children how to escape and to conduct family fire drills twice year. “In […]