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Illinois Legislation Would Change Police Standards

Illinois legislation would change standards of officer-involved death investigations, police-worn body cameras and officers’ use of force.

06/02/2015

6/1/11-Sixty St. Louis police officers have volunteered to spend a week in tornado-ravaged Joplin, and they left in a caravan of vehicles late Wednesday morning. The officers will assist in the Joplin recovery effort in several capacities, including traffic control, perimeter checkpoints, and patrolling high-impact zones to watch for looters. They even packed shields and other riot gear, though they're not anticipating trouble. They just have it on a "better to have and not need" basis. Before leaving, officers were told very bluntly that they likely are not in for a pleasant experience. "We're told there are a lot of bad smells," a sergeant informed the assembled officers, "including rotting food, dead pets...possibly even body parts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Ramsey: ‘Train Officers to Establish and Strengthen Communities Trust’

The SLMPD Memorial keynote address was delivered by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey who believes to improve policing, officers should be trained to establish and strengthen in their communities.

05/22/2015

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Missouri Senate Republicans Force Passage of Right to Work

Missouri Senate Republicans have used a rare procedural motion to shut down debate and pass a “right-to-work” measure.

05/12/2015

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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

The Ferguson Commission assembles before the commission's first meeting in Ferguson, Missouri on December 1, 2014.The Ferguson Commission, made up of 16 people selected by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, has been tasked to come up with solutions to the problems in the small St. Louis suburb, where rioting, lootings and arson fires have occured following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in August.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ferguson Commission Recommends Additional Police Training

The commission called for training in tactics, anti-bias and officer wellness.

04/30/2015

Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Burned-Out Ferguson QuikTrip to Be Transformed Into Job Center

“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”

03/17/2015

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STL-Based Tech Training Program Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Federal Effort

The $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.

03/10/2015

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Cardinals Launch Annual Migration South to Jupiter

Besides bats, balls and gloves, players take creature comforts like guitars and golf clubs.

02/12/2015

Krista McCormick, NPLEx account manager with Appriss, explains how the national computer database works to block the excessive sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to meth producers during a training session for Metro-East law enforcers. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

NPLEx Database Keeps Meth-Making ‘Smurfs’ at Bay

NPLEx can block purchases if buyer has exceeded amount within certain time limit.

02/12/2015

St. Louis Fire Department chief training officer Doug Randall checks out a small mannequin patient during the unveiling of the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation Simulation Center in St. Louis on January 7, 2015. The Lifesaving Foundation, which provides funding for various emergency medical services in the way of equiptment and training, is unveiling the $500 thousand simulation center for the training of EMT's and paramedics in the St. Louis area. The center contains mannequins that breath, talk, bleed and simulate a real person in a realtime situation with rooms that simulate an explosion, fire or any kind of medical emergency. The center is the first of its kind in the St. Louis region. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training

“Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field,” says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.

01/09/2015

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