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Charter plan would create minimum police standards

The Sunset Hills Police Department drives in the SunCrest Fest parade in September 2018. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter Minimum police standards are one step closer to being enshrined in the St. Louis County Charter after the county Charter Commission voted last week to advance the county’s first police requirements. The commission voted to move forward ...

St. Louis County Police Department’s accreditation agency wants to know what you think

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

November 15, 2019

The St. Louis County Police Department and its accreditation agency want to know what you think of the department. On Monday, November 18, 2019, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., commonly known as CALEA, will arrive to examine all aspects o...

Charter Commission is weighing minimum police standards for St. Louis County

North County Police Cooperative Assistant Chief Ron Martin speaks at a press conference in June. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter The St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the idea of adding minimum police standards to the county Charter, but representatives of the county’s 52 municipal forces oppose the idea. Codifying minimum police standards into the Charter was fi...

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