St. Louis County to Hire Additional 110 Police Officers Starting Next Year

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St. Louis County is poised to hire an additional 110 police officers to add to their existing 890 officers starting early next year.

The ability to hire more officers comes as voters in the area recently approved a half-cent sales tax increase. The tax is expected to add an additional $80 million per year in revenue.

Police Chief Jon Belmar said he hopes the additional police officers will lead to a "reduction in crime."


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