Police Chief Proposes New Districts

Chief Sam Dotson promised shorter response times, more balanced workloads for officers and better policing overall when he unveiled a plan in October to reduce the city’s police districts to 6 from 9.

Dotson revealed details before the Board of Aldermen’s Public Safety Committee. He presented it to the full board and is now holding public meetings. The goal is to implement the plan by spring.

With two exceptions, each district will have equal numbers of officers and commanders, and be relatively similar in size. Dotson said two factors drove how his staff drew the boundaries: calls for service and crime statistics.

Read more from the Post-Dispatch here: St. Louis police chief unveils plan to reorganize police districts

See the Chief’s presentation PDF here: http://www.slmpd.org/images%5CRedistrictingProposal.pdf

See the Chief’s blog about this subject here: http://stlchiefdotsonblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/redistricting.html