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Updated 2:15 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 13

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch has been using his blog to make blockbuster declarations lately, but perhaps none was as stunning as Friday’s post in which he announced his retirement as of February.

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St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley has nominated two new members to the St. Louis County Police Board.

The Democratic executive made the nominations of former Metro CEO Bob Baer 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. 

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 26, 2013 - After weeks of delays and false starts, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is making another attempt to fill the vacancies on the county’s police board.

Dooley nominated Robert Baer and T.R. Carr to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, a board with only two of five slots filled. Baer and Carr were nominated to fill vacancies caused by the resignations of Greg Sansone and Floyd Warmann.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The controversy over a subcontract for St. Louis County’s crime lab took another turn on Monday when St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch accused unnamed “political researchers” of digging up dirt about him and his department.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 22, 2013 - St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley announced two new appointments to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, including former GOP gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence.

Spence will take the spot of Gregory Sansone, who resigned from the board on Wednesday. Sansone has come under fire for a potential conflict of interest in the awarding of a contract.

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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.

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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 17, 2009 - New St. Louis County Police Chief Timothy Fitch, who just took office last week, is already putting his stamp on the department.

Fitch said Tuesday that he has made his first department promotions. The details of the six appointments -- including the names -- were made public Wednesday afternoon.

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