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 Chief Isom Leaves To Take Post At UMSL http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-chief-isom-leaves-take-post-umsl <P>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as chief by the end of the year.&nbsp; Isom will join the faculty of the Department of Criminology at the University of Missouri—St. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:08:10 +0000 Adam Allington 4874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Chief Isom Leaves To Take Post At UMSL 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 Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gun-crimes-increasing-problem-st-louis-police <p>Seeking to reassure the public that St. Louis City is taking action to curb a recent spate of gun-related crime, City Hall announced on Monday several measures designed to target problem neighborhoods.</p><p>Police Chief Dan Isom has isolated 12 focus neighborhoods, 8 of which are located in North St. Louis, 2 in central city and 2 in the south.</p><p>Starting last weekend Isom says he is also shifting work schedules to move officers from day to evening patrol.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:54:55 +0000 Adam Allington 4422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/street-cameras-being-considered-wake-increases-gun-related-crime <p>A network of street cameras designed to curb crime is getting some attention in St. Louis City Hall.</p><p>21<sup>st</sup> Ward alderman Antonio French claims the cameras have reduced violent crime in his north city ward by 80 percent.</p><p>“When we had 14 homicides in 2010, what had happened was that this was an area where criminals felt they could operate without fear of being arrested or being held to account,” French said. “The cameras changed that.”</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:26:40 +0000 Adam Allington 4408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-looking-cut-costs-eliminate-redundancy-city-services <p>The St. Louis Board of Commissioners have approved a plan to reduce the number of city police districts.</p><p>The city currently operates a total of nine districts that were established back in 1962.</p><p>But Police Chief Dan Isom says the department had twice as many officers back then and more than twice the number of citizens to serve.</p><p>&ldquo;In the last 30 years we&rsquo;ve lost about 1,000 officers,&rdquo; Isom said.&nbsp; We used to have 2,200 officers, now we&rsquo;re down to about 1,300 officers. &nbsp;But the slots for those command structures are still the same.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:29:11 +0000 Adam Allington 3716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services Morning headlines - Thursday, May 10, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-10-2012 <p><strong>Police chief outlines plan to preserve patrol officers despite cuts</strong></p><p>The St. Louis police chief says he&rsquo;ll reduce the department&rsquo;s command structure and turn some desk jobs currently held by officers over to civilians in an effort to blunt the impact of budget cuts.</p><p>Chief Dan Isom unveiled his budget plan to a Board of Aldermen committee yesterday.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:34:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Joseph Leahy 3666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Thursday, May 10, 2012 Mayor Slay: Police department needs to lose 80 officer positions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-police-department-needs-lose-80-officer-positions <p>St. Louis City officials says 80 officer positions must be cut from the city&#39;s police force to offset the department&#39;s rising pay, health care and pension costs.&nbsp;</p><p>Police Chief Dan Isom and Mayor Francis Slay support eliminating the jobs through attrition. 30 positions, funded through federal grants, would end this year, when those grants are slated to expire.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay says despite a 45 percent increase in police spending since he took office, spending for retirement benefits is out of control.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:55:17 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay: Police department needs to lose 80 officer positions 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