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Sunday Poll: Support or Oppose New St. Louis County Minimum Police Standards?

December 20, 2015 Crime, Featured, St. Louis County, Sunday Poll 1 Comment

Twelve of the 90 municipalities in St. Louis County don’t like the county’s new minimum police standards, see Dozen municipalities file formal challenge to St. Louis County police standards ordinance. There are 57 police departments in St. Louis County. A good topic for today’s poll.

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Usually I randomize the poll but someone suggested on polls with a logical order that they be presented as such, so this week everyone will see the answers in the same order. As always, the poll closes at 8pm tonight.

— Steve Patterson


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  1. JZ71 says:

    “The new law will force each of the 57 municipal police agencies in the county to meet minimum rules on such matters as use of force and vehicular pursuits, and hiring requirements, including psychological testing.” The question is do the municipalities object to the standards? Or, do they object to the county telling them that they must do something, essentially usurping their “authority”? The standards, as I understand them, seem to make a lot of sense. I don’t have too many concerns about how they get implemented, whether it’s voluntarily, by the county or by the state, as long as there ARE consistent minimum standards. That said, I don’t see either the first or third option happening, so I’m glad Stenger is pushing the issue.


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