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“I was standing right in front of Union Station, just to the west of the stage, when I heard shots fired.”
The Willard Police Department offers a template for community outreach and engagement
The move to longer shifts can allow departments to put more officers on the streets during peak times and alleviate staffing shortages, a study by the Policing Institute found
St. Louis Police Sgt. Jaytonya Muldrow sued after she was forcibly transferred without a demotion or decrease in pay; the Supreme Court ruled that workers only have to show that the transfer resulted in “some harm” to prove their claims
Chief Steven Singer had been a member of the Lake Lafayette Police Department for 20 years and had also worked part-time with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years
Nearly 200 homicides occurred in 2023, up from 151 in 2019; the new plan will utilize police and community collaboration, a larger volume of social services and a concept called “focused deterrence” to reduce crime
The money is used to pay officers $70 an hour to work secondary shifts through a program spearheaded by St. Louis police Chief Robert Tracy
The suspect fatally shot court employee Drexel Mack; as officers approached to help Mack, one was shot and wounded while Officer Cody Allen was fatally shot
“Trooper Isaiah “Doesn’t Miss Leg Day” Lemasters was able to move this traffic hazard off the roadway for you,” the Missouri State Highway Patrol posted on X
The suspect’s vehicle slammed into Officer James Muhlbauer’s patrol car, killing him and his K-9 partner Champ; the impact caused the cruiser to strike and kill Jesse Eckes, a pedestrian
Missouri troopers will join the state of Texas, which is conducting a separate border security operation from the U.S. Border Patrol
The Jasper Police Department, having requested nearly $51,000, agreed to redirect all but $6,000 to help Sarcoxie PD buy a new car and meet other departments’ needs
The chatter from the radio traffic was nonstop as dispatchers and commanders managed ambulances, medical resources and officers for traffic and crowd control
“So then I hear, ‘Get him!’ and I look to my left, and it wasn’t but a second and a half, maybe two seconds,” Trey Filter said. “And somebody was running past me, and they’re yelling, ‘Get him!’ So I jumped”
Three people were detained by police, including 2 juveniles
A hospital spokesperson said 11 children were among those who were injured; police said two people have been detained
“You guys have neglected your streets, you’ve neglected your police department and have neglected the families of those police officers”
“Because of what I now know, I have no further desire to be associated with the New Haven Police Department in any capacity,” former New Haven Police Chief John Hallquist said
The Fair Grove Police Department now has one fully trained officer and two officers still in field training following resignations from two other officers and the police chief
“If folks want to make a change for the better, we will make those services available. If they keep shooting, we will follow up with targeted enforcement action,” Criminologist Thomas Abt said
Research has found that a lack of affordable childcare is one of the major impediments to hiring and retaining officers
“I think it shows people how desperate all these police departments are,” a police union leader said. “I’d like to see the city be a little bit more desperate, too”
“One homicide is too many. It’s something everyone in Kansas City should care about,” Police Chief Stacey Graves said
“We’re not poaching anyone,” Sgt. Clarence Tosh said, “because no one wants to do this job right now.”
“You hear that all the time, ‘Hey you helped me out, you saved me’ … but this is one of those few times, had they physically not been there, I’d be dead,” Officer Dean Alexander said
“The O’Fallon Missouri Police Department is proud of Officer Mora’s selfless and quick action” a PD spokesperson said
In an effort to fill vacancies, city officials gave dispatcher salaries a boost in July; as a result, the PD hired 26 new dispatchers
Police say the lemur has been connected with a local wildlife rescue agency where it will be “well cared for and loved”