Tag: Public Safety

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 […]

St. Louis County Police eligible to receive $102,380 in grant funding

The St. Louis County Police Department is eligible to receive $102,380 in grant funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. These funds will be used to purchase additional mobile data terminals for police cars which will allow officers to perform routine tasks in the field. Officers will be able to electronically receive calls for service/assignments, check for warrants on suspects, and use many of the applications developed to assist officers in […]

Resolution that would suggest more transparency for Prop P passes

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed a resolution that would clear up how Proposition P money would be used. Councilman Mark Harder directed the resolution to Peter Krane, County Counselor, regarding the call for more transparency on how the funds are being spent. The resolution was unanimously passed at the meeting, and Harder said the next step is preparing an ordinance. Proposition P is a half-cent sales tax that’s expected to generate $80 million a […]