officers

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Dotson Weighs in on Tuesday Protest, Obama decision

He says it took officers away from hot spot policing duties.

05/21/2015

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

More Officers for Hot Spot Policing to Lower Crime Rate

Hot spot policing comes to an area in north St. Louis that has seen an increase in violent crime.

05/19/2015

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Police Chief Supports Vote for Tax Raise, More Officers

A plan to ask St. Louis City voters to raise some taxes and fees to hire more police is getting support from St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.

05/14/2015

Kevin Killeen/KMOX

Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.

05/07/2015

File photo of a police car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report Suggests Major Changes in Policing Tactics

The report suggests the best way to serve the community is to train recruits for St. Louis city and county police in a single, state-of-the-art training center.

05/05/2015

Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat

Voters Could Decide on Tax Raise for More St. Louis Police

St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.

05/04/2015

Getty/ Alex Wong

Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Limit Deadly Force

The bill passed 32 to 2 and now heads to the House.

04/29/2015

Parma, Missouri (Courtesy of parma-mo.com)

Missouri Town, New Mayor Grapple with Mass Resignations

Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

04/21/2015

(Courtesy of St.Louis Police Department)

St. Louis Police Open ‘Real Time Crime Center’

The St. Louis Police open up the doors to their new state-of-the-art “Real Time Crime Center.”

04/17/2015

MetroLink beating

MetroLink Beating Prompts Increase in Police Patrol

In the wake of a recorded beating of a man on a MetroLink train, efforts are underway to increase security on the light rail system.

04/06/2015

more

Listen Live