South County listening session on next police chief set for Wednesday


Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners will host two more upcoming public events to gather feedback directly from the citizens of St. Louis County on the selection of the next police chief, including a South County listening session this week.

The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in South County at The Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road.

An additional event will take place in West County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Parkway North High School, 12860 Fee Fee Road.

Each event will serve as a “listening session.” Those who wish to address the board should be prepared to answer the question, “What are the two or three most important attributes the board should consider in their selection of the next Chief of Police?”

The board “respectfully requests” that those that wish to address it select just one of the three meetings to do so.

Interested citizens will have a time limit, not to exceed three minutes, and should arrive to sign up prior to 6 p.m.

“The entire board is looking forward to the input we are going to receive from the public throughout this process,” Commissioner Thomasina Hassler stated.