January 1, 2013 will be the last day on the job for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Dan Isom, who is retiring to become a criminology professor at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. The press conference is about to start; here's a copy of the memo he released to SLMPD employees today. All D ... More >>
University of Missouri--St. LouisUMSL criminology professor Richard Rosenfeld will soon become a regular presence at police headquarters.Earlier today the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve a partnership between the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of ... More >>
Michael PaynesThe lead story in today's Post-Dispatch asks the question: if a man with a felony rap sheet is nabbed for breaking into a car and resisting arrest, why would the court system release him on his own recognizance and put him back on the streets? Especially considering that the man ... More >>
Mommy, can I go pet the doggie?Training your pet canine to become an attack dog to protect your home is one thing. But teaching unleashed dogs how to charge and bite humans in an outdoor space where mothers wheel their baby carriages, well ... maybe not so much.
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They're big, they're packing heat and they go toe-to-toe with the city's most vicious gang-bangers for a living.But did you know the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department also has its own choir? As we reported earlier this year, the singing group is one of only four such police choruses in the ... More >>
Uncle Vinnie resigns.Vincent Bommarito is a civilian again, just the owner of a fancy restaurant.The 79-year-old proprietor of Tony's today -- "after much thought and prayer over the past several days" -- offered his resignation from the Board of Police Commissioners, effective immediately.I ... More >>
The first image that appears when one googles the term "iraq police".There's a punch line (or two) in the following press release sent out today from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. If you find it, feel free leave it in the comment section below. Now, without further ado: