Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Jennings agrees to allow St. Louis County handle police duties

A suburban St. Louis town is turning over police duties to St. Louis County. The Jennings City Council voted 6-1 Monday to contract with the county for police service. The contract begins March 12.

One member of the council, Yolanda Fountain-Henderson, abstained in the vote. She filed a lawsuit last month in an effort to block the contract.

Jennings' former police chief retired in November amid an investigation into possible misuse of funds.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Good for Jennings. Wise move.
    St. Louis County has the resources for a good police department. Most small communities should do the same thing.

    Again, I think all small communities under 5000 population should be aborbed by larger contiguous communities for back to St. Louis County. More than a third of the small communities are under 5000 population.