I shared my opinion with the chief on his st louis
county facebook page
think its time for us all to speak up and share our opinions,
Better Together gets their way and we are left with one police force and one merged city county conglomerate.
you feel the same way pls share and express your opinion....my comments are below his
though i do not blame the chief for his speech as it wreaks of political pressure and a money
is st louis county government expects to pick up all the munis that cannot exist under sb5,
doing this they will pick up all the taxes on your homes and businesses, business licenses and income from the
sales taxes on businesses within those borders. permit fees etc.....
i have to ask....i
our government truly looking out for us the residents of st louis
county or are they looking out after meeting their bottom lines?
all if they take over all of it, they can cut services in the name of budget
my opinion this is the problem with both the state highway patrol who only has 4 cars on patrol at a time for
a 200 mile radius from st louis to rolla
and st louis county
and city pd's as we see both are asking for 180 and 120 more officers but do not have the budget to do
as you read below in my comments you have 1 car operating at a time
from twin oaks to eureka and cannot beat 20 min service times versus the
2-3 minute service times muni pd's can offer.
far as sb5 goes other than the 12.5% for only st louis county munis vs 20% for the entire rest of the state it's
a good bill.....
but credit for this should not go to eric schmitt who pushed his
bill thru the senate with a 34-0 vote
should go to the house of representatives who actually put some meat
in the bill to protect the citizens and eliminate tickets worth 4pts
and under from being a criminal offense....here is where many senseless warrants were written.
BIG THANK YOU TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE WHO ACTUALLY MADE THIS BILL A BILL WORTH PASSING
THEY FAILED TO FIX THE PART THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL....by singling out st louis
county munis only at 12.5% vs 20% for the rest of the state this bill
is UNCONSTITUTIONAL as it has created UNEQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW FOR
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MARY NICHOLS FOR ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THE 12.5
VS 20% HOWEVER THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WHO WAS OBVIOUSLY COMPROMISED
WOULD NOT CALL ON HER TO PRESENT, here i listened to the passing of the
bill to know this.
you have seen in the media....
they are working hard to come after st ann,
facts however are off base
time to speak up for your muni and others....
it should be our decision as voters on how we are governed not
theirs...and they are not listening to their constituents....
Louis County Police
June 11 at 3:31pm ·
Mishmash Municipalities? Our Citizens Deserve
Better By Chief Jon Belmar
"As the events in Ferguson transpired last August, many long-standing
issues in St. Louis area policing were exposed to the nation for
scrutiny. Suddenly, the 90 St. Louis County municipalities and their
municipal courts were scrutinized by the public for the predatory nature
of their traffic enforcement and the exorbitant court fines and fees
imposed on primarily poor, minority citizens. Protesters and
members alike demanded a new model of policing: a model where the
focus is not on sustaining insolvent governments and exaggerated police
I am here to tell you that small police co-ops or
consolidations headed by unaccredited departments are not what the St.
Louis region deserves. St. Louis County has too many of these small
departments. By combining resources, they give the appearance of a
substantial department, but the numbers are deceiving.
First of all, some of these municipalities count reserve officers as
their part of their total. Doing this artificially inflates the ratio of
officers to citizens, not to mention places public safety in the hands
of volunteers with unreliable training records.
Furthermore, the departments aspiring to unite the smaller forces are
only able to do so knowing that the St. Louis County Police Department
is always a phone call away to handle the resource-intense policing
such as homicide investigations, barricaded subjects, crowd control, or
officer-involved criminal activity. A collection of transient officers
with little professional policing experienced hired to primarily
enforce traffic violations is not what is needed in the most
socio-economically challenged areas of St. Louis County.
What the region needs for such areas is a stable police department
with the resources to tackle the long-standing issues in these areas
with a focus on public safety and promoting vibrant communities. This
is only done through a large established department with years of
municipal contracting experience. The mishmash of municipal agencies
vying for power will not improve public safety. The model of public
safety-focused policing that we propose is consistent with the
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the Police Executive
Research Forum and is supported locally by the NAACP.
The St. Louis County Police Department not only has the resources in
manpower and tangible assets, but more importantly, it has technical
expertise and leadership to accomplish real public safety. The men and
women of the department are accomplished career law enforcement
professionals giving them the requisite skills and knowledge to provide
the quality law enforcement that every citizen deserves. The St. Louis
County Police Department stands ready to serve."
MY COMMENTS TO CHIEF'S OPINION
see chief that you prefer we operate under a Federalized Police Force.
How soon after you succeed at this do you come after our 2nd Amendment
Must i remind you that Maryland Heights was created out of the failures of the st louis
county policing policies.
Ask the lady from the des peres better together meeting why she had
to get her ccw.
answer was st. Louis cty pd cant get to her any sooner than 20 minutes
because u deem eureka to twin oaks as only needing one car to patrol
I respect u, the badge, and your officers.
But u r not allowed
the budget to do the job that is needed.
When i call 911 i and everyone i know expects 2-3 minute
response times and with my muni that is what i get.
Munis exist for a reason and it is not governments job to
decide how we the people want to be governed.
Its our decision and that's why there is something called