Dan Isom http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Praise For Police Chief Isom At His Final Roll Call http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/praise-police-chief-isom-his-final-roll-call <p>The praise was widespread, and the plaques and gifts many on Tuesday as local, state and federal law enforcement agencies gathered at the headquarters of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to pay tribute to Chief Dan Isom.</p><p>Isom is <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-chief-isom-leaves-take-post-umsl">retiring in January</a> to take a position with the criminology department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Isom, who has been chief since October 2008, has his bachelor's, masters and doctorate from the school.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:57:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7054 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Praise For Police Chief Isom At His Final Roll Call St. Louis City Beginning Process Of Selecting New Police Chief http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-beginning-process-selecting-new-police-chief <p>The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners met for the first time since the retirement announcement of Police Chief Dan Isom.&nbsp; Foremost on the boards’ agenda was establishing a process for vetting and interviewing potential candidates for chief.</p><p>Commissioner Richard Gray says the board plans to take a number of steps, similar to those taken when hiring a corporate CEO.&nbsp; Including such things as a psychological examination to determine leadership skills, looking at old tax returns, and also engaging the public.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:25:57 +0000 Adam Allington 4994 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Beginning Process Of Selecting New Police Chief St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-using-new-strategy-against-crime <p></p><p>The St. Louis Police Department is using a new strategy to curb crime.</p><p>Aggravated assaults with firearms are up about 20 percent so far this year over last year.</p><p>The police department recently began working with University of Missouri-St. Louis criminology professor Rick Rosenfeld to reduce violent crime.</p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the new strategy is to flood high-crime areas with officers during evening hours.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:07 +0000 Maria Altman 4506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime Assault charges filed against two City of St. Louis police officers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/assault-charges-filed-against-two-city-st-louis-police-officers <p><strong>Updated 1:15 p.m. with additional details about officers.</strong></p><p>The City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney&#39;s Office has filed 3rd&nbsp;Degree Assault charges against two St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers,&nbsp;Rory Bruce and David Wilson, in two unrelated incidences.&nbsp;</p><p>Here&#39;s a summary of the charges against both officers, according to Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce&#39;s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/circuitattorney">Facebook page</a>:</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:09:21 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Assault charges filed against two City of St. Louis police officers Crime rates continue to decline in St. Louis City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-rates-continue-decline-st-louis-city <p><em>Updated at 5:43 p.m. to include comments from Chief Isom and correction in data.</em></p><p>There&#39;s more good news on crime today in the St. Louis area.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:43:04 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Rachel Lippmann 2879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crime rates continue to decline in St. Louis City St. Louis Police taking extra precautions following threats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-taking-extra-precautions-following-threats <p>Spray painted threats against St. Louis Police have the department on alert in north city where an officer killed a man Tuesday.</p><p>Police shot the man in his car after he allegedly resisted arrest. Graffiti found later on the wall of a nearby restaurant said an officer would be next.</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 00:12:55 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police taking extra precautions following threats St. Louis police to add 10 homicide detectives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-add-10-homicide-detectives <p>The homicide unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is getting a little bigger.</p><p>The Board of Police Commissioners at its meeting today approved adding 10 detectives to the unit. Four of them have been serving with the division on a temporary basis, and the six others will be selected from among the city&#39;s 900 patrol officers.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:50:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police to add 10 homicide detectives Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries <p>St. Louis police say stepped-up patrols and a change in patrol tactics have brought a recent upward trend in burglaries back down.</p><p>Overall, burglaries are up in the city 11 percent since last year, driven by a large jump in the theft of <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_1ee2ba6e-566b-11e0-ae59-00127992bc8b.html">material that can be sold for scrap</a>, like copper pipes.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:51:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries St. Louis police chief Isom out of the running for Chicago job http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-chief-isom-out-running-chicago-job <p>Last week, St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom confirmed that he was in the running to become the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.</p><p>But today, that seems to have changed.</p><p>The Chicago Police Board says two members of the city&#39;s police department and the police chief in Newark, N.J. are the three finalists to become Chicago&#39;s next police superintendent.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:23:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1073 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police chief Isom out of the running for Chicago job St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-chief-isom-running-chicago-job <p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom has confirmed that he is being considered for a job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.<br /><br />Isom <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_b781488c-6b86-11e0-ba36-001a4bcf6878.html">confirmed</a> to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today that his name has been recommended to incoming Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.<br /><br />When asked whether he would take the job if offered, Isom said he would &quot;listen to the conversation,&quot; but that he preferred to stay in St. Louis. &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:52:34 +0000 Adam Allington 998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job