St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones outlines plans for public safety after hearing numerous calls from residents about the unsafe conditions Downtown last weekend.
ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) Today, St Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones outlines her administration’s plans for public safety after hearing numerous calls from residents about the unsafe conditions Downtown last weekend.
Led by Interim Public Safety Director Dan Isom, the City’s approach to public safety this holiday weekend addresses key aspects of the complaints made to the Mayor’s office:
- The Summer Cruising Detail (SCD) will patrol Downtown from 7:00 pm – 3:00 am to enforce traffic laws, redirect traffic, and block off key streets with a high concentration of visitors and residents.
- The Summer Violence Detail (SVD) will patrol all areas of the city from 8:00 pm – 4:00 am, with a concentration around Downtown and parts of North and South St. Louis, where calls have been most frequent. The SVD will also serve as a backup to the SCD as needed.
- Fire, Excise, and Building Commissions will also be on hand to monitor potential violations from businesses and other locations.
In addition, the renewal of an agreement between the City and Sheriff’s Office covering patrols Downtown is currently in process.