St. Louis Police Officers Association http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Police Union Not Unified On Prop A http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-union-not-unified-prop <p>Since last fall, the St. Louis Police Officers Association has supported a ballot initiative to bring local control of the department back to the city.</p><p>But this week the union’s president publicly urged members to vote “no” on Prop A.</p><p>Dave Bonenberger said in his "<a href="http://www.slpoa.org/docs/GENDARME_OCT_2012_BINDER.pdf">Message from the President</a>" column that local control would lead to political influence in the department and loss of police pensions.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:22:03 +0000 Maria Altman 5339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police Union Not Unified On Prop A Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-31-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis Police debate workplace representation</strong></p><p>Next month, St. Louis City police sergeants are set to decide who will represent their interests at work, and the St. Louis Police Officers Association says it is the best option on the table.</p><p>At a meeting last night, members of the St. Louis Police Officers Association made their case to sergeants.To punctuate their point they brought in Chuck Canterbury, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 12:03:52 +0000 Sydney Miller, The Associated Press & Tim Lloyd 3818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012 Local control supporters get go-ahead to gather signatures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-control-supporters-get-go-ahead-gather-signatures <p>Supporters of a ballot measure that would turn control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department back to City Hall have <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/news.asp?id=1036">gotten the go-ahead</a> to start work on getting the proposal in front of the voters.</p><p>The decision by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to approve the measure for circulation means local control advocates can start gathering more than 143,000 signatures, which must be collected from multiple districts in the state. They&#39;re due on May 6, 2012.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:18:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2726 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local control supporters get go-ahead to gather signatures St. Louis Police Officers Association, mayor compromise on local control ballot initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-officers-association-mayor-compromise-local-control-ballot-initiative <p>The St. Louis Police Officers Association announced today that the organization and the mayor of the city of St. Louis, Francis Slay, have come to a compromise regarding a local control ballot initiative.</p><p>The issue of <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/local-control">local control</a> of the St. Louis Police Department, that is, shifting the control of the department from the state of Missouri to the city of St. Louis, was a fixture in this past year&#39;s legislative session.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:03:48 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2453 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Officers Association, mayor compromise on local control ballot initiative Mo. House committee passes legislation on local control of St. Louis police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-legislation-local-control-st-louis-police <p>Legislation that would return control of the<a href="http://slmpd.org/"> St. Louis Police Department </a>to the city has easily passed a <a href="http://house.mo.gov/committeeIndividual.aspx?com=617&amp;year=2011">Missouri House committee</a>.&nbsp; Also, the<a href="http://www.slpoa.org/"> St. Louis Police Officers&#39; Association</a>, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-officers-file-suit-targeting-local-control-petition-language">a long-time foe</a>, is now supporting the bill.</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 21:22:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes legislation on local control of St. Louis police St. Louis Police Foundation secures money to rehab new department HQ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-foundation-secures-money-rehab-new-department-hq <p><strong>Updated with comments from the Foundation&#39;s board president.</strong></p><p>St. Louis police chief Dan Isom got an unexpected present today at the annual luncheon of the <a href="https://www.stlouispolicefoundation.org/membership.php">St. Louis Police Foundation</a> - a $3 million check.</p><p>When it&#39;s combined with department resources, the donation makes it possible to turn the old Wells-Fargo building at 1915 Olive Street into a new headquarters. The department&#39;s current facility, and 1200 Clark Ave., is almost 85 years old and needs about $70 million in repairs.</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:01:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1996 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Foundation secures money to rehab new department HQ St. Louis Police Board reaches agreement with Police Officers' Association http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-board-reaches-agreement-police-officers-association <p>The <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/board.html">St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners</a> has reached a collective bargaining agreement with the St. Louis Police Officers&#39; Association.</p><p>It&#39;s a three-year deal that locks in salaries, benefits and department operating procedures. Mayor Francis Slay called the hard work it took to reach the deal worth it.</p> Tue, 10 May 2011 21:48:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 1211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Board reaches agreement with Police Officers' Association "Conditional compromise" nearing on St. Louis police local control http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conditional-compromise-nearing-st-louis-police-local-control <p>As lawmakers circle around a possible compromise on the local control legislation in the Missouri Capitol today, St. Louis&#39; Mayor Francis Slay shared some of his thoughts on the possible ramifications.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:43:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Conditional compromise" nearing on St. Louis police local control St. Louis police officers file suit targeting local control petition language http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-officers-file-suit-targeting-local-control-petition-language <p>The battle over who will control the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has entered the theater of the courtroom.</p><p>Legislative efforts to give the city&#39;s Board of Aldermen direct oversight of the department<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_979d3266-49bb-11e0-ad16-0017a4a78c22.html"> have stalled</a>. (It&#39;s currently governed by a five-member board, four of whom are gubernatorial appointees. The mayor is always the fifth).</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:33:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police officers file suit targeting local control petition language Bound by Division: Local Control of the St. Louis Police Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-local-control-st-louis-police-department <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-955084.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-955084.mp3</a></p><p>St. Louis residents pay for the city&rsquo;s police force, but the state controls it.</p><p>While St. Louis&rsquo; mayor sits on the Board of Police Commissioners, Missouri&rsquo;s governor appoints the other four members.</p><p>It&rsquo;s been that way for 150 years, since the outset of the Civil War.</p><p>In recent years, the drumbeat to bring local control back to the city has been growing louder.</p><p>As part of St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s continuing Bound By Division series, Maria Altman reports the reasons for and against local control have changed since the Civil War, but it&rsquo;s still an issue that pits the city against the state.</p><p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:02:27 +0000 Maria Altman 622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bound by Division: Local Control of the St. Louis Police Department