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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Council passed new legislation Tuesday night that sets uniformed policing standards for all county municipalities.  County Executive Steve Stenger says the bill is designed to ensure that all county residents have equal access to consistent law enforcement no matter where they live or travel.

Some of the requirements include departments must be able to accept and bond out prisoners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Provide 24-hour service with at least one officer and supervisor on duty.

Establish and make public their policies for use of force and vehicle pursuits among others.

Our partners at the Post-Dispatch say city officials from several municipalities were on hand for tonight’s vote and voiced their disapproval with the results.