Department of Public Safety

Downtown Jail, City Justice Center

City Jail Detainee Dies

St. Louis Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says there were no signs of foul play

07/18/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Vetoes Expanded Powers for Corporate Security Officers

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that he says would have given some corporate security officers new powers to act like police anywhere in the state.

07/10/2015

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St. Louis County Drug Task Force Accused of Violating State Law

Show-Me Cannabis allegation: By state law, the St. Louis County Drug Task Force can only receive state funding if it has an oversight board. A Sunshine Law request for minutes of oversight board meetings was answered with “no such documents exist.”

01/26/2015

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Missouri Officers Undergo State-Mandated Training Amid Rising Police-Community Tensions

Police officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.

10/10/2014

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned to riots and looting on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police May Not See Reimbursement from State for Work in Ferguson

It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.

09/17/2014

Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Auditor Faults SEMA for Paying for Gov. Nixon’s Flights

A new audit takes issue with the way Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has billed aircraft flights to the State Emergency Management Agency.

04/30/2013

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City’s Criminologist Calls Crime Ranking ‘Baseless’

That was Rick Rosenfeld’s take on St. Louis’ ranking of second for most crime out of cities with similar populations.

03/06/2013

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