Something def needs to happen because all the municipal division is killing the region, but I don’t trust Krewson, Stenger or Better Together… with the exception of maybe a handful of elected officials I don’t think any of them to have the region or citizen’s best interest at heart. <br><br>Funny, it seems like whenever they talk about stuff like this black representation is always missing from the equation with black leaders scrambling for relevancy. <br><br>What I find interesting is this… $354 million for police, St. Louis spends more than any other region on law enforcement yet is consistently in the top 3 for violent crime, murders and often named most dangerous….and well over 50%!o(MISSING)f murders go unsolved. Notice where they’re putting the emphasis, on keeping attractions along the central corridor safe, not protecting and serving residents.<br><br>”Though the Better Together report has yet to be released, there is already one competing proposal emerging — the merging of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments.<br><br>Under a proposal from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, municipal police departments would remain intact. The city and unincorporated parts of St. Louis County would be divided into 17 different precincts, with an emphasis on keeping attractions along the central corridor safe.<br><br>The combined department would have about 3,400 officers and a budget of $354 million.”

Something def needs to happen because all the municipal division is killing the region, but I don’t trust Krewson, Stenger or Better Together… with the exception of maybe a handful of elected officials I don’t think any of them to have the region or citizen’s best interest at heart.

Funny, it seems like whenever they talk about stuff like this black representation is always missing from the equation with black leaders scrambling for relevancy.

What I find interesting is this… $354 million for police, St. Louis spends more than any other region on law enforcement yet is consistently in the top 3 for violent crime, murders and often named most dangerous….and well over 50%!o(MISSING)f murders go unsolved. Notice where they’re putting the emphasis, on keeping attractions along the central corridor safe, not protecting and serving residents.

“Though the Better Together report has yet to be released, there is already one competing proposal emerging — the merging of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments.

Under a proposal from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, municipal police departments would remain intact. The city and unincorporated parts of St. Louis County would be divided into 17 different precincts, with an emphasis on keeping attractions along the central corridor safe.

The combined department would have about 3,400 officers and a budget of $354 million.”

Krewson, Stenger open to using statewide vote to decide on proposed city-county merger

Updated 2:15 pm Jan. 4 with police consolidation proposal — The top elected officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County agree that a plan to combine the

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