St. Louis County Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Dooley Asks County Council To Boost The Effort To Fight Human Trafficking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-asks-county-council-boost-effort-fight-human-trafficking <p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is pushing for more money to combat human trafficking.&nbsp;</p><p>Dooley asked the St. Louis County Council Tuesday for $250,000 to establish a computer forensic laboratory and hire two forensic examiners. That equipment and additional personnel could help establish evidence that could prosecute sex traffickers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:00:56 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36118 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Asks County Council To Boost The Effort To Fight Human Trafficking Police, Employees Learn What To Do When Faced With A Shooter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-employees-learn-what-do-when-faced-shooter <p>How would you react if a gunman entered your workplace?</p><p>A group of St. Anthony's Medical Center employees got the chance on Monday to learn what they would do in that situation -- and how to respond so they are more likely to get out alive.&nbsp;</p><p>They experienced this through a program called "Run, Hide, Fight." Participants are trained to know when is the best time to do each of those things.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:39:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police, Employees Learn What To Do When Faced With A Shooter Jon Belmar Named Eighth Chief Of St. Louis County Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jon-belmar-named-eighth-chief-st-louis-county-police <p><strong>Updated with additional quotes from Chief Belmar.</strong></p><p>A 27-year veteran of the St. Louis County police has been selected as the department's eighth chief.</p><p>"I am pleased to announce the selection of Lt. Col. Jon Belmar as the new chief of the St. Louis County&nbsp;police," police board chairman Roland Corvington announced this morning, after about an hour of closed-door deliberation.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:32:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33386 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jon Belmar Named Eighth Chief Of St. Louis County Police Fitch Says Successor As Chief Should Be Mindful Of Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fitch-says-successor-chief-should-be-mindful-politics <p>St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch may need to make a little room on his wall.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s because Fitch has received two resolutions from the St. Louis County Council celebrating his service – under very different circumstances. The one he received Tuesday <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-police-chief-fitch-announces-retirement">commemorates his retirement, which takes effect Friday.</a> (Fitch is starting a consulting company to advise law enforcement groups and companies.)</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:28:54 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33352 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fitch Says Successor As Chief Should Be Mindful Of Politics St. Louis County Police Chief Fitch Announces Retirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-police-chief-fitch-announces-retirement <p><em>Updated 2:15 p.m.,&nbsp; Friday, Dec. 13</em></p><p>St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch has been using his blog to make blockbuster declarations lately, but perhaps none was as stunning as&nbsp;<a href="http://chieftimfitch.blogspot.com/2013/12/announcing-my-retirement.html?spref=tw" style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Friday’s post</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in which he announced his retirement as of February.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:18:38 +0000 Jo Mannies & Maria Altman 32233 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Police Chief Fitch Announces Retirement St. Louis County Council Gets Two Police Board Nominees, Delays On Complete Streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-gets-two-police-board-nominees-delays-complete-streets <p>St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley has nominated two new members to the St. Louis County Police Board.</p><p>The Democratic executive made the nominations of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">former Metro CEO Bob </span>Baer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and former Hazelwood member T.R. Carr official today. If they are confirmed by the Council, the board would have a quorum for the first time since September.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:38:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Gets Two Police Board Nominees, Delays On Complete Streets St. Louis City, County Police Merge Bomb And Arson Squads http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-county-police-merge-bomb-and-arson-squads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bomb and arson units in St. Louis city and County are joining forces on July 1 - the latest merger between the two largest police departments in the region.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 10 officers will still be employees of their own departments, but will now respond to calls throughout the region in two, eight-hour shifts. The arrangement, said St. Louis city police chief Sam Dotson, should almost eliminate overtime costs.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:14:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City, County Police Merge Bomb And Arson Squads