Friday, February 1, 2013
Law enforcement and school district officials shared area crises plans at a Safe Schools Partnership meeting Thursday. Police-led training could be provided to teachers and administrators.
St. Louis area police and school administrators are taking security measures in schools to the next level, even to the point of perhaps conducting training for teachers about how to disarm intruders and negotiate with shooters who invade schools. St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership met Thursday morning at the Rockwood School District Administrative Annex in Eureka to continue discussions about how to bolster future safety in schools. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said police teams are offering to survey the crises and emergency plans for the corresponding schools they service, especially to ensure everyone involved is operating from the same premises. "This meeting was about …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The 2012 report represents the fourth year in a row of overall crime reduction, according to police data. See which crime categories decreased and which increased.
Serious crime in areas protected by St. Louis County Police Department officers has decreased in 2012, dropping to its lowest level since 1969. The total population served directly by county police is more than 410,000. Index crime statistics comparing 2012 to 2011 in the municipalities served by county officers, as well as unincorporated St. Louis County, show an overall reduction of 8.7 percent. The county police team stated in a news release the following update: These crime numbers include offenses reported in a community more recently contracted with the county police department last March—the City of Dellwood. In Missouri, a St. Louis County police spokesperson said only the Kansas City Police Department is responsible for more …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
However, law enforcement and school district officials said a meeting of the Safe Schools Partnership Program Thursday morning produced meaningful discussions on other ways to prevent a repeat of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut last week.
Law enforcement and school district officials said a meeting of the Safe Schools Partnership program Thursday morning produced meaningful discussions about ways the two groups can work together to improve safety at St. Louis-area schools in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “It was a very frank and open conversation between law enforcement and school officials about what can we do, what else can we do,” St. Louis County Police Department Chief Tim Fitch said in an interview with Patch after the meeting, which involved police departments and school districts from across the St. Louis area. Fitch made national headlines earlier this week when he put forward the idea of arming school officials as a way of …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This police-only, internal meeting is being called to discuss what changes in security that school districts leaders would suggest, as everyone processes and works through the tragedy that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Due to the recent event in Connecticut, St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership just announced Tuesday morning they will be meeting this Thursday at 9 a.m. Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County was launched during the 1998-1999 school year. It is a collaborative agreement between the county police department, area police departments, school districts, and other concerned agencies, with the sole goal of assuring safety for children. The meeting—which is for officers only—will be held at the Parkway School District Instructional Services Center. Editor's Note: Leave your own recommendations right here in the comments' section of this article, and Patch will ensure those suggestions are…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force representatives will receive the 2012 “Outstanding Community Prevention Effort Award” in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
The heroin-deterrent “Not-Even-Once” campaign initiated in the St. Louis metropolitan area by St. Louis County Police Department officers is credited for a 30 percent drop in deaths from the drug since the effort was launched. The campaign's results also were noticed on a larger scale, resulting in the department just receiving a national award in heroin education. The award will be presented Thursday by President Barack Obama’s drug czar, director Gil Kerlikowske of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in Washington, D.C. The award is given to the task force that exhibits outstanding results in community support, assistance and education in using the cooperative spirit and tenets of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
This former Chesterfield man is on St. Louis County's Most Wanted list. To report a sighting of any of the following Most Wanted Fugitives, call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
Officers for the St. Louis County Police Department website update the Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for statutory sodomy, unlawful uses of weapons, burglary, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, assault of law officers, statutory rape and domestic assault. Among current suspects is Mohsen Abu-Khudeier, whose photo accompanies this article. His last known address was in Chesterfield, and he is wanted for attempted enticement of a child. He is 38 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top eight suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis County, call …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes; prizes will be awarded. Participants are limited to 200. Save on the registration fee for this run until Oct. 19.
Recruits of St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy Class 178 will sponsor a first-ever Zombie 5K Run on Friday, Oct. 26, at Queeny Park. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. and the race will start at 8 p.m. at the park, 550 Weidman Road. Registration is limited to those ages 12 and older. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, as prizes will be given for the best costumes. The run will benefit the St. Louis BackStoppers. The registration fee is $30 until Oct. 19, and $35 afterward. Every participant will receive a Zombie Run shirt and Energizer headlamp. The race is limited to the first 200 applicants. To register, contact Brad Kelling at email@example.com or (314) 889-8618.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
This former Creve Coeur man just made St. Louis County's Most Wanted list.
The St. Louis County Police Department website updates its Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for unlawful uses of weapons, statutory sodomy, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, statutory rape, domestic assault and armed criminal action. Among new suspects is Wayne D. Robertson, whose photo accompanies this article. He is wanted for first-degree robbery. His last known address was 803 Somerton Ridge in Creve Coeur. He is 26 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top nine suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis County, call the St. Louis County Police …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Serious crime in areas protected by St. Louis County Police Department personnel has decreased since last year in all categories but one. Police officers cover 400,000-plus residents of unincorporated areas and contract municipalities in St. Louis County.
Index crime statistics comparing the first six months of 2012 to 2011 in municipalities served by St. Louis County officers as well as unincorporated St. Louis County, show an overall reduction of 12.5 percent, according to a Wednesday news release from St. Louis County police officer Rick Eckhard. Eckhard stated violent crimes also dropped by 7.2 percent, in comparison to last year's figures. He said 12 homicides were reported in 2011 compared to two homicides this year, resulting in a decrease in murder of 83.3 percent. The release revealed reductions in many other public safety categories, such as: Motor vehicle theft increased by 3.7 percent, however, Eckhard said. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch stated he was proud of the …
Friday, July 6, 2012
To report a sighting of any of the following individuals, please call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
The St. Louis County Police Department website updates its Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. It currently includes suspects wanted for resisting a lawful stop, robbery, assaulting an officer, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, child abuse, domestic assault, and armed criminal action. Among current suspects is Alan Galicia-Hernandez, whose photo accompanies this article. His last known address was Florissant, and he is wanted for statutory sodomy. Click here to see photos and details about the other seven top suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis County, call the St. Louis County Police Department confidential tip line at 636-797-5518 or …