hot spot policing

Demonstrators block an intersection as they occupy streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  An upside down flag is a universal symbol of distress.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Alderman Asking for More Police Patrols in His Ward

“I’m seeing more houses go for sale, and if we’re going to keep our neighborhood together, we need to see police presence,” Vaccaro says.

10/13/2014

Jennifer Florida (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Burglaries Up in Tower Grove South after Hot Spot Policing Ends

Alderwoman Jennifer Florida says there’s been a bump in burglary and a spike in car theft in Tower Grove South since hot-spot policing came to an end.

06/19/2014

Jennifer Florida (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Hot Spot Policing: Does it Work?

Tower Grove was flooded with extra police as a part of the “hot spot” program just recently, so why did somebody break into 18 parked cars there after the extra patrols were gone?

05/12/2014

File photo of dog

Boy Severely Bitten by Dog in Wells-Goodfellow Neighborhood

He was spared the additional pain of rabies shots when hot-spot officers patrolling the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood helped track down the dog.

05/09/2014

Roll call for Wells-Goodfellow hot spot policing on May 7. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

Wells-Goodfellow Hot-Spot Policing Results in Arrests, Gun Confiscations

Within 12 hours of the roll-out of the effort to bring peace to the neighborhood that’s seen at least 8 murders and several shootings in recent months, police had made 12 arrests and confiscated 4 guns.

05/08/2014

Roll call for Wells-Goodfellow hot spot policing on May 7. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

Wells-Goodfellow is Latest Target of Hot Spot Policing

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson sent nearly three dozen officers into the troubled Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood this morning.

05/07/2014

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson talks to officers on October 24, 2013.

Hot Spot Police Effort in Tower Grove South Neighborhood

A roll call for additional officers will be held Wednesday morning

04/16/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Police Departments Predicting Crime – Down to the Person?

We used to worry that “Big Brother” was watching us. In the future, will authorities simply predict what we’re about to do?

03/19/2014

Major Caruso and Captains Spicer & Kegel at the first roll call of the new Districts 3 & 4. (photo credit: @ChiefSLMPD)

St. Louis Police Launch Redistricting Plan

It’s official. The St. Louis Police Department implemented their redistricting plan early Monday morning changing nine police districts into six.

01/27/2014

A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Police Adding Additional Patrols in South St. Louis Beginning Today

Police say hot spot policing has been very successful in north and west St. Louis. Now, the south side will see the way it works.

12/02/2013

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