Resident members appointed to county crime commission


Photo by Erin Achenbach

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Affton Southwest police precinct Oct. 19.

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced last week that he had appointed two citizen members to the county’s crime commission.

Page appointed retired Boeing engineer Rob Dobbs of Florissant and attorney Dudley McCarter of Creve Coeur as the two resident members of the commission.

The commission has not met since 2019 due to the pandemic, prior to that it had not met in 40 years.

The 1976 ordinance that establishes the nine-person commission states that it shall be comprised of the county executive, the County Council chair, the prosecuting attorney, the police chief, the director of Justice Services, the presiding judge, an elected municipal official and two county residents.

Jennings Mayor Yolanda Austin will serve as the elected municipal official.

The commission is set to being meeting again at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The monthly in-person meetings will be open to the public.