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Official Statement: Ethical Society of Police Responds to Officer Understaffing

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE

Without enough police officers and civilian employees of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the citizens of St. Louis suffer.

There has not been an emphasis or effort on recruiting to fill the numerous vacant spots within the police department, including both commission and non-commission personnel. It is impacting morale, recruitment, retention and even public safety.

Officers and civilian employees are more than just a paycheck. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It is time to invest in our communities by investing in our law enforcement and civilian personnel.


ABOUT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE (ESOP) CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit and branch of the Ethical Society of Police, a police association with over 300 members. Founded in 1972 by African-American police officers to address race-based discrimination, ESOP works to cultivate and maintain police/community relations, increase diversity within police departments, and enhance accountability and professionalism in law enforcement. Today, almost every demographic is represented in our membership of commissioned and civilian employees of law enforcement agencies within St. Louis City and County. For more information, call (314) 690-3565 or email info@esopstl.org.

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Rachel Brown
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