St. Louis Public Radio News
9:40 am
Thu October 9, 2008

New chief advocates for decentralized approach to law enforcement

St. Louis, MO – Daniel Isom is the new Chief of Police of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

The 41-year old Isom is the department's third African-American chief.

He takes over for outgoing Chief Joe Mokwa, who resigned amid a towing company scandal that may have bilked the city for up to $700,000.

The department also faces no shortage of pressing neighborhood crime issues.

KMWU's Adam Allington asked Isom how he plans to address the city's spiking murder rate.