ABSTRACT

Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the St. Louis County Police Department   [open pdf - 4MB]

"The nation was jarred by events that occurred in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; and in 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. These events--which followed officer-involved incidents in these American cities and around the nation--exposed deep divides between communities and their police departments. As the discord reached a fever pitch, law enforcement agencies nationwide began the process of self-evaluation, reflecting on policies and practices and implementing innovative strategies to better engender community policing principles, build trust, and allay fear. The St. Louis County Police Department (SLCPD), with 855 authorized sworn commissioned officer positions, is responsible for providing police services to an estimated population of approximately 407,000 county residents. The population served increases to approximately 1 million when accounting for the fact that the department also provides contracted law enforcement services to 66 municipalities, 12 school districts, and five other organizations within the county. The department provides both full service contracts--in which the SLCPD is the sole police agency for a municipality and provides all police services--and dedicated patrol contracts that require the SLCPD to provide requested police services."

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2015
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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