State Water Patrol

Efficiency, Safety
8:29 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Legislators Question Highway Patrol Over Water Patrol Merger

MSHP Superintendent Col. Ron Replogle testifies at hearing examining the 2011 merger with the State Water Patrol.
Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Ron Replogle refused to comment Wednesday on the drowning of an Iowa man who had been taken into custody by state troopers on the Lake of the Ozarks on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.

Replogle was appearing at the first of two hearings by a state house committee that is looking into the merger of the Highway Patrol with the Water Patrol. House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka,  created the interim committee.

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MSHP lawsuit
5:28 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries

Mo. Dept. of Public Safety

An instructor with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.

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Tourism and Water Patrol audits
3:01 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Schweich releases audits on Tourism Div., MSHP-Water Patrol merger

Mo. Auditor Tom Schweich (R)
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich (R) has released audits today of the Missouri Division of Tourism and of the former State Water Patrol.

First, one audit concludes that Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) may have had a conflict of interest by serving as chairman of both the state Tourism Commission and a nonprofit group that put on the Tour of Missouri bicycle race.

It notes that the Tourism Commission has no conflict of interest policy and recommends it adopt one.

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