St. Louis Police Send 60 Officers to Joplin


Sixty St. Louis police officers are headed to Joplin today to assist the city following last week's devastating tornado.

The officers will stay in Joplin for at least a week -- perhaps longer. Joplin officials contacted the police department on Monday requesting aid.

The St. Louis officers will assist with various duties, including traffic control, perimeter checkpoint staffing for both traffic and security, squad patrols through the impact site, volunteer management and any other tasks the may require law enforcement assistance.


Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.