Dan Isom

Morning round-up
9:24 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Busch Stadium in bathed in a sea of red lights during a World Series Gala in St. Louis on October 18, 2011. The Cardinals will host the Texas Rangers for Game 1 of the 2011 World Series on October 19.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Be prepared for extra security at Busch Stadium tonight

If you're going to Game One of the World Series tonight, expect it to take a little longer to get into Busch Stadium. In addition to added security due to the importance of the game, First Lady Michele Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be in attendance.

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the department is coordinating security with the Secret Service and it will be a challenge.

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St. Louis Police /Homicide detectives
2:50 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

St. Louis police to add 10 homicide detectives

(St. Louis Public Radio)

The homicide unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is getting a little bigger.

The Board of Police Commissioners at its meeting today approved adding 10 detectives to the unit. Four of them have been serving with the division on a temporary basis, and the six others will be selected from among the city's 900 patrol officers.

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Police Commissioners
3:51 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries

Theft of material like copper tubing that can be sold for scrap pushed burglaries in St. Louis city up 11 percent from last year, though St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says increased manpower has reversed an upward trend.
(via Flickr/MinimalistPhotography101.com)

St. Louis police say stepped-up patrols and a change in patrol tactics have brought a recent upward trend in burglaries back down.

Overall, burglaries are up in the city 11 percent since last year, driven by a large jump in the theft of material that can be sold for scrap, like copper pipes.

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St. Louis Police Department
2:23 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom out of the running for Chicago job

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom.
(St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

Last week, St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom confirmed that he was in the running to become the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

But today, that seems to have changed.

The Chicago Police Board says two members of the city's police department and the police chief in Newark, N.J. are the three finalists to become Chicago's next police superintendent.

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St. Louis Police Department
4:52 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom has confirmed that he is being considered for a job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Isom confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today that his name has been recommended to incoming Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

When asked whether he would take the job if offered, Isom said he would "listen to the conversation," but that he preferred to stay in St. Louis.  

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Local control
4:33 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Isom expects "limited change" if department returns to local control

City Hall as seen from the headquarters of the St. Louis Police Department.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says not much would change if oversight of the department returns to City Hall for the first time in 150 years.

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Police budget
4:18 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Budget changes will save officer positions

The city's Board of Police Commissioners today approved changes to the department's budget for the 2012 fiscal year that will prevent the loss, through attrition, of 65 officers.

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Crime scene photo
3:40 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Isom: Carlos Boles picture "completely inappropriate"

The St. Louis Police Department is investigating how a photo of the body of Carlos Boles ended up on the Internet. Boles, 35, shot and killed a U.S. Marshal who was trying to arrest him. Boles was also killed in the shootout.
(UPI/Missouri Department of Correction)

St. Louis police chief Dan Isom is apologizing for a leaked  photo from a south St. Louis crime scene that shows the body of 35-year-old Carlos Boles.

"It's completely inappropriate for that to have occurred," Isom said after today's meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. "And we apologize certainly in advance  if it's anything that our officers have done. As soon as we learned about it, we started an internal investigation."

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St. Louis Police Department
12:29 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

St. Louis Police department avoids layoffs

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

After some budget restructuring by chief Dan Isom, the St. Louis Police Department will not have to lay off any police officers, the City of St. Louis announced today via a press release from the mayor's office.

Previously, it was reported that the Police Retirement System will saddle increasing costs, with layoffs as a feared consequence if budget restructuring did not happen.

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Police budget
3:44 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Better news on St. Louis police budget

Last month, the news about the 2012 budget for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department wasn't good.

The department was looking at $2.5 million in cuts it couldn't make up by doing things like freezing salaries, cutting scholarships, and furloughing civilian employees.

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