Officer Down Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Officer Down: how St. Louis area police try to stay safe and reach out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officer-down-how-st-louis-area-police-try-stay-safe-and-reach-out <p>Federal and local officials are worried about the number of law enforcement officers killed so far this year. Yesterday, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Julie Bierach looked at the scope of the problem.</p><p>Today, she explores what St. Louis area police do to stay safe on the streets and how they&rsquo;re trying to build better relationships with the people they serve.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:50:18 +0000 Julie Bierach 1431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officer Down: how St. Louis area police try to stay safe and reach out Officer Down: does rise in police deaths indicate deteriorating police-community relationship? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officer-down-does-rise-police-deaths-indicate-deteriorating-police-community-relationship <p>It&rsquo;s been a bloody year for cops around the country. Already, dozens have been killed in the line of duty. In St. Louis, two law enforcement officers have been killed. Some in the criminal justice field say assaults against police officers are high in St. Louis and they worry that attitudes against police here are getting worse.</p><p>In the first of a two-part series, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Julie Bierach explores the dangers police officers face today and spoke with some people living in higher crime neighborhoods about how they feel about their police.<span style="display: none;"> </span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:50:12 +0000 Julie Bierach 1418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officer Down: does rise in police deaths indicate deteriorating police-community relationship?