More hot-spot police patrols start Monday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louis police targeting two south city neighborhoods in the latest 'hot-spot' policing efforts.
The stepped up patrols and enforcement starts Monday morning.

Chief Sam Dotson and other commanders will hold roll call at 10am at Gravois Plaza on Bamberger then fan out into the targeted neighborhoods of Tower Grove South and Gravois Park.

City police have been focusing on 'hot spot' policing for some time now in areas that see spikes in crime.
Under the plan, extra police converge on neighborhoods that are having problems to try and address the issues.

Back in October police focused on the Lewis Place and Fountain Park neighborhoods in north city.
During that week long blitz, police made nearly two dozen arrests and recovered three guns.

Police say residents in Tower Grove South and Gravois Park can expect to see both more uniformed officers in marked cars and plain clothes officers in unmarked vehicles during this initiative.

We should learn more specifics about this latest effort at 10am this morning when police will gather here and kick it off.

2 comments

  • simple

    the police are so dumb……why are you broadcasting that you are on your way. i bet the dealers, gangsters are getting rid of that stuff right now, because they sitting up watching yall every move. so dumb….they wonder why they cant catch noone

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