sheriffs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Too Easy To Qualify For Sheriff In Missouri, Sheriffs Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/too-easy-qualify-sheriff-missouri-sheriffs-say <p>Sheriffs from around Missouri want state lawmakers to tighten the requirements needed to become a county’s sheriff.</p><p><a href="http://www.capecountysheriff.org/page.php?id=1">Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan</a> (R)&nbsp;told a <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">State House</a> committee today that the only current requirements for potential candidates are that they are “breathing,” and can pay the $50 filing fee.&nbsp; He wants lawmakers to craft legislation that would require sheriff’s candidates to have prior law enforcement experience. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:23:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Too Easy To Qualify For Sheriff In Missouri, Sheriffs Say Sheriffs want limit on jail wait for mentally ill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sheriffs-want-limit-jail-wait-mentally-ill <p>A law enforcement group is supporting <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1905&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=59099&amp;SessionID=84">legislation</a> to address a backlog of jail inmates waiting to be transferred to crowded state psychiatric facilities.</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 17:22:08 +0000 The Associated Press 868 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sheriffs want limit on jail wait for mentally ill